Announcement by HKSAR Government

Nov 26

TOPLINE
– 85 new cases (84 local + 1 imported)
– $600m support for tourism sector announced in Policy Address

CHP investigates 85 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500851.htm
– 85 new cases  (84 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 5,867 (5,866 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,295 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 85 (84); 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 11 – 24)
Total cases: 392; local cases: 279; unknown source: 63

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Nov 25)
7.3

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5867 cases of COVID-19, including 5866 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5295 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 434 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500716.htm

LCSD imposes further restriction on dancing activities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500812.htm
From November 26, processing of applications for dancing activities in indoor facilities managed by the LCSD, except rehearsals before performances, will be suspended. From November 28 (Saturday), dancing activities, except rehearsals before performances, will be temporarily prohibited in these indoor facilities until further notice. All users of dance rooms, activity rooms, multi-purpose rooms and fitness rooms managed by the LCSD have to wear face masks at all times from this Friday (November 27) except when the person is playing designated sports as specified in Cap 599F gazette notice.

Discrepancy in COVID- 19 Test Result SMS Message
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500971.htm
Among the 2972 participants involved in the incident, six of them were tested positive, but negative SMS test result messages were sent to them wrongly by the system. Upon notification of the error, the HA has immediately contacted the CHP to follow up with the six patients concerned.

Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor at Fu Shan Estate tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500553.htm
The security guard normally works on the night shift and is responsible for patrolling the public areas of Fu Fai House. He last performed duties on November 20.

Probationary Customs Officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500703.htm
The officer had started to receive induction training at the Hong Kong Customs College (HKCC) since November 16 and was notified today through the Targeted Group Testing Scheme that she had preliminarily tested positive for the virus. She is now under medical treatment.

Pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500693.htm
The case involves a poodle in Tsuen Wan. When the owner was found to be a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, the dog was sent to the AFCD for quarantine on November 20. Samples collected from the dog tested positive for COVID-19. The dog currently has not shown any symptoms.

Government provides additional support to tourism industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500431.htm
The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, delivered “The Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address” on November 25 and announced the provision of close to $600 million of additional support to further help the tourism industry, which has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic, to tide the industry over the prolonged challenges in the future.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25.htm

All press releases Nov 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 25

TOPLINE
– 80 new cases (69 local + 11 imported)
– Bars, nightclubs, bath-houses to close
– Live performances, dancing banned in meeting or functions rooms of clubhouses
– 4-person limit for hotel rooms; 8 person limit for 1-bedroom suites
– Stricter rules for performers at LCSD venues
– Exports down 1.1%, imports down 0.6% in Oct y-o-y

CHP investigates 80 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400734.htm
– 80 new cases  (69 local +  11 imported)
– Total now 5,782 (5,781 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,274 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 80 (69); 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 10 – 23)
Total cases: 321; local cases: 212; unknown source: 52

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Nov 24)
6.9

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5784 cases of COVID-19, including 5783 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5274 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 372 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400674.htm

Government further tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/25/P2020112500059.htm
From November 26:
– Bars, nightclubs, bath-houses to close
– 40-person limit on indoor banquet functions
– Live performances, dancing banned in meeting or functions rooms of clubhouses
– 4-person limit for hotel rooms; 8 person limit for 1-bedroom suites

Other
– Catering premises required to apply for “LeaveHomeSafe” QR-code by December 2
– Group gathering limit of 4 in public
– Compulsory mask wearing in public

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400507.htm
I just want to give Hong Kong people a general sit-rep of where we stand. Globally – we have to look at it globally because this is a global pandemic – Hong Kong is not doing bad at all. There are several indicators of how a territory or country is handling this COVID-19 pandemic. One is the confirmed cases per one million population, the other is deaths per one million population and the third is the tests per one million population. If one looks at all those international statistical compilations, you will realise that Hong Kong is not doing bad at all. Let’s have confidence in ourselves that by putting in our best efforts, by government taking the lead and by individual citizens playing their part. This is still the time for avoiding close contact. This is still the time for not going into high-risk places. If people are not complying, then I will find it very difficult to manage the situation. But we will try. We’ll never give up because this is concerning the health and the safety and the well-being of people of Hong Kong.

Further anti-epidemic measure for performing venues implemented by Government to protect audiences
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400560.htm
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will implement a further anti-epidemic measure at its performance venues from November 30. If performers are not able to wear masks during a performance with a live audience, they must take a Government-recognised coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test 72 hours prior to their performance. They can only participate in the performance after they have obtained a negative test result in order to protect audiences.

CAD outsourced workman tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400274.htm
The outsourced workman worked at the CAD Headquarters and performed support duties without contact with members of the public at work. He last performed his duties on November 21 and has no recent travel history.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400757.htm
A 23-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for six days by the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts today (November 24) for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation).

External merchandise trade statistics for October 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400286.htm
In October 2020, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 1.1% over a year earlier to $344.7 billion, after a year-on-year increase of 9.1% in September 2020. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 0.6% over a year earlier to $381.4 billion in October 2020, after a year-on-year increase of 3.4% in September 2020.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 24

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24.htm

All press releases Nov 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 24

TOPLINE
– 73 new cases (63 local + 10 imported)
– Compulsory testing for 7 more “dance clubs”
– Community Treatment Facility at AsiaWorld-Expo reactivated

CHP investigates73 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300792.htm
–  73 new cases  (63 local + 10 imported)
– Total now 5,702 (5,701 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,267 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 73 (63); 68 (61); 43 (36); 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 9 – 22)
Total cases: 254; local cases: 149; unknown source: 45

7-day moving average of cases with unknown sources (Nov 23)
5.7

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5702 cases of COVID-19, including 5701 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5267 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 297 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300460.htm

Hospital Authority reactivates Community Treatment Facility  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300576.htm
In view of the recent upsurge of the COVID-19 epidemic and to tie in with the Government’s strategy to fight the disease, the Hospital Authority (HA) on November 23 announced that the Community Treatment Facility (CTF) located in AsiaWorld-Expo will be reactivated to admit patients this Wednesday (November 25).

Compulsory testing notice gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/24/P2020112400025.htm
– 7 more “dance clubs” added on top of 14 already subject to compulsory testing
The Government has exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) and published in the Gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at seven specified premises during the period from November 1 to 23 to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by November 26.

Various means for public to undergo virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300567.htm

Mobile specimen collection stations and specimen bottle distribution points set up in Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung and Tai Po
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300191.htm
In view of a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases relating to residents in Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung and Tai Po recently, in order to identify cases in the community as early as possible to help cut the transmission chains, the Government has arranged testing agencies to provide free testing services through mobile specimen collection stations and specimen bottle distribution point in Tsuen Wan, Sai Kung and Tai Po starting November 23, with a view to facilitating and encouraging residents of the districts or individuals who perceive themselves as having a higher risk of exposure to undergo COVID-19 testing.

Transcript of remarks by SLW on one-off grant to local citizens confirmed COVID-19 positive
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300755.htm

FEHD reminds catering business operators and public to strictly comply with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300804.htm

Engineering laboratory technician of Water Supplies Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300425.htm
An engineering laboratory technician of the Pak Kong Water Treatment Works Laboratory tested positive for COVID-19 on November 22. The staff member last came to work on November 17. Her job duties did not involve water treatment. There is no effect on drinking water safety.

Horticulture staff officer of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300422.htm
The officer works on the sixth floor of Block 1 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not a public floor and is not open to the public. She last performed duties on November 20.

Hong Kong Customs outsourced security guard tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300588.htm
The outsourced security guard concerned worked at the Customs Headquarters Building and mainly performed supporting duties. He last performed his duties last Saturday (November 21) and is now under medical treatment.

Over 2,140 people return to Hong Kong on first day of “Return2hk” Scheme  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/23/P2020112300869.htm
Up to 6pm, a total of about 2 140 people returned to Hong Kong under the Scheme, of which around 1 810 people returned through the Shenzhen Bay Port while around 330 people made use of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port to return.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 22

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22.htm

All press releases Nov 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 23

TOPLINE
– 68 new cases (61 local +  7 imported)
– Dance hall patrons reminded to get tested

CHP investigates 68 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200580.htm
– 68 new cases  (61 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 5,629 (5,628 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,259 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 68 (61); 43 (36); (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 8 – 21)
Total cases: 196; local cases: 90; unknown source: 40

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5629 cases of COVID-19, including 5628 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5259 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 232 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200438.htm

Various means for public to undergo virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200782.htm
The Government reminds the public that all persons who had been to any of the 14 specified dance premises during the period from November 1 to 21 can undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test through various means. Designated general outpatient clinics of the Hospital Authority will continue to open from 9am tomorrow for public to collect deep throat saliva specimen collection packs.

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200325.htm
We will be increasing the number of testing centres in the coming week. Obviously it will be in different districts in Hong Kong. On top of the five testing centres, we will also be assessing the situation of different districts. If there are a lot of cases in a particular district, not only are we putting on or setting up more centres, but we can, like what we have done in Tai Po District, we can set up mobile swabbing stations, or send mobile vans to distribute specimen bottles.

FEHD continues to step up inspections and reminds catering business operators and public to comply with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200559.htm
The FEHD will continue to proactively take stringent enforcement actions in the coming week, stepping up inspections at catering premises across the territory and conducting joint operations with the Police if necessary, to ensure that catering business operators and the public strictly comply with relevant regulations. Enforcement actions will be taken against offenders so as to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in food premises.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 22

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22.htm

All press releases Nov 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 22

TOPLINE
– 43 new cases (36 local +  7 imported)
– Compulsory testing for patrons of 14 specified dance halls
– Tighter testing and isolation rules for air crew, sea crew and other exempted persons
– Inaugural HK – Singapore ‘Air Travel Bubble’ flight deferred for two weeks

CHP investigates 43 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100738.htm
– 43 new cases  (36 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 5,561 (5,560 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,248 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 43 (36); (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 7 – 20)
Total cases: 156; local cases: 55; unknown source: 29

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5561 cases of COVID-19, including 5560 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5248 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 175 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100504.htm 

Government further tightens testing and isolation arrangement for crew members of aircraft and other exempted persons
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100885.htm
– Also covers sea crew and consular officials

The testing and isolation arrangement for air crew members and other persons exempted from quarantine requirement upon arriving Hong Kong will be tightened with effect from November 22… Upon the introduction of the tightened measures, all exempted persons having visited very high risk places must be subject to ‘test-and-hold’ arrangement. In addition, the scope of activity of the exempted person in Hong Kong is limited to the purpose as designated in the exemption, and they may only take point-to-point transportation. The use of public transport is prohibited. Exempted persons must also avoid unnecessary social contact during the period they are exempted from quarantine. These measures are introduced with a view to minimising the chance of transmission of virus from imported cases into the community.

Compulsory testing notice gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/22/P2020112200071.htm
The Government  on November 22 exercised the power under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) for the first time and published in the gazette a compulsory testing notice, which requires any person who had been present at 14 specified dance premises (see Annex) during the period from November 1 to 21 to undergo a COVID-19 nucleic acid test by November 24.

FEHD steps up inspections and reminds catering business operators and public to continue complying with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100726.htm
During the operations, the FEHD and the Police inspected 52 catering premises  [in Lan Kwai Fong] including bars). A total of 12 verbal warnings were given, while procedures on prosecution were initiated against two catering business operators for breaching the requirement on the number of persons allowed at one table in the premises under the Regulation.

S for IT speaks on “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100506.htm
Up to present, we have altogether 7 000 public venues using the “LeaveHomeSafe” app and about 5 000 are shops and restaurants.

Response on trial run of COVID-19 testing technique at airport
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100873.htm

Government responds to media enquiries about virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100766.htm
The Government is carefully examining the data collected from the trial, and will assess the efficacy of the testing technique including specimen collection method and the feasibility of applying it to different uses, including testing for arriving passengers.

Inaugural flights under HK-Singapore Air Travel Bubble deferred for two weeks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100656.htm
In view of the recent epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Governments of HKSAR and Singapore have decided to defer the inaugural flights under the Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble (ATB) for two weeks. The Governments of HKSAR and Singapore will continue to closely monitor the epidemic situation of both places, exchange relevant data and statistics, and maintain close communication. The new date of inaugural flights will be announced in early December.

SCED speaks on Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100785.htm
Under the agreed arrangement, we have got certain mechanisms and dialogues on this. In the interest of making a good start and avoiding confusion for passengers, we have decided to put this back for two weeks. So doing is necessary to avoid any inconvenience caused by the abrupt changes of the scheme to passengers, particularly those who need to return to Hong Kong in short time. We will review the situation and keep each other well informed of the epidemic situation, so as to decide the way forward. We will make a further announcement by early December on the formal launching of the scheme.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 21

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21.htm

All press releases Nov 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 20

Nov 21

TOPLINE
– 26 new cases (21 local + 5 imported)
– Live performances and dancing banned in catering premises, pubs and clubs
– Party rooms for social gatherings to be closed
– Face-to-face Primary 1-3 classes suspended until Dec 6
– CPI drops 0.2% in Oct

CHP investigates 26 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/20/P2020112000688.htm
– 26 new cases  (21 local +  5 imported)
– Total now 5,518 (5,517 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,239 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 26 (21); 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 6 – 19)
Total cases: 136; local cases: 34; unknown source: 20

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5518 cases of COVID-19, including 5517 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5239 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 141 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/20/P2020112000508.htm

Government further tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/21/P2020112100061.htm
– Live performance and dancing not allowed in any catering premises (including bars or pubs) as well as clubs or nightclubs.
– Premises (commonly known as party rooms) maintained or intended to be maintained for hire for social gatherings must be closed.

Suspension of face-to-face classes of Primary One to Primary Three
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/20/P2020112000754.htm
In light of the latest situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and the outbreak of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in schools, the Government announced on November 20 that starting from next Monday November 23, face-to-face classes and all school activities of Primary One to Primary Three of all primary schools (including schools offering non-local curriculum) and primary sections of special schools, would be suspended until December 6 (Sunday).

Transcript of remarks by SFH Prof. Sophia Chan at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/20/P2020112000510.htm
According to the experts and also the information from the Centre for Health Protection, we have probably entered into a new wave of cases. But of course we are now doing our bes

Nov 20

TOPLINE
– 12 new cases (4 local + 8 imported)
– Ecuador and Germany added as high-risk places

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900591.htm
– 12 new cases  (4 local + 8  imported)
– Total now 5,492 (5,491 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,233 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (4); 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1)

14-day rolling totals (Nov 5 – 18)
Total cases: 131; local cases: 32; unknown source: 19

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5492 cases of COVID-19, including 5491 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5,233 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 121 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900506.htm

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900545.htm
– Ecuador and Germany added as high-risk places

Hospital Authority (HA) to install more vending machines for specimen collection pack distribution  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900496.htm
The HA piloted the use of vending machines to distribute specimen collection packs in three General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs). With satisfactory results in the trial run, the HA decided to install another 14 vending machines in selected GOPCs in the coming week from November 20. The clinics can then focus manpower on providing patient services.

CHP investigates nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900728.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), affecting one child care centre and eight primary schools.

Reminder for Hong Kong residents with quota under Return2hk Scheme before their return
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19/P2020111900817.htm
The “Return2hk – Travel Scheme for Hong Kong Residents returning from Guangdong Province or Macao without being subject to quarantine under the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)” (Return2hk Scheme) began accepting quota applications on November 18.  Up to 5pm on November 19, over 10,570 quota applications for the 7-day period of the following week had been received. Of those around 9,240 applications were for returning to Hong Kong through the Shenzhen Bay Port while around 1,330 applications were for returning through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/19.htm

All press releases Nov 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulation 2020

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024107e/es2202024107223.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 19

TOPLINE
– 9 new cases (3 local + 6 imported)
– Tighter group gathering rules for hotels and guest houses
– Face-to-face visits banned for quarantined people at hotels

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800398.htm
– 9 new cases  (3 local +  6 imported)
– Total now 5,480 (5,479 confirmed + 1probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,224 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (3); 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1)

14-day rolling totals
Total cases: 125; local cases: 31; unknown source: 18

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5480 cases of COVID-19, including 5479 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5224 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 118 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800485.htm

Latest amendments to Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation and Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800838.htm
– Tighter group gathering rules for hotels and guest houses
– Face-to-face visits banned for quarantined guests at hotels

S for IT visits Kowloon City to keep abreast of “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app implementation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800492.htm
Over 10 000 public and private venues are participating in the scheme. Among them, 6 000 are public venues, which include government office buildings, sports centres, swimming pools, libraries, markets, cooked food markets, community halls/centres, building lobbies and shopping centres of public housing estates, hospitals, clinics, post offices and terminals. Nearly 4,000 venues are privately owned, including banks, restaurants, coffee shops, karaoke establishments, bars and pubs, clubs, hotels, fitness centres, cinemas, malls, shops, and commercial and residential buildings.

FEHD strives to improve hygiene condition of public toilets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800794.htm
To combat the epidemic situation of COVID-19, the FEHD has implemented effective anti-epidemic measures at its PTs, including enhancing disinfection and cleansing services, as well as installing in phases sensor-type hand sanitisers and sensor-type toilet seat sanitisers. Anti-microbial coating is also piloted at PTs with high patronage rate where coating will be applied to door knobs and handrails of toilets, surfaces of toilet seats and hand-dryers to maintain the hygiene condition of PTs.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ5: “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800385.htm

LCQ8: Related matters of seasonal influenza vaccination
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800543.htm

LCQ13: Internet devices at home for students from grass-roots families
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800334.htm

LCQ20: Statistics on seasonal influenza vaccination
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18/P2020111800593.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/18.htm

All press releases Nov 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
 
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 18

TOPLINE
– 4 new cases (1 local + 3 imported)
– Tighter testing and isolation arrangements for consular and diplomatic officers
– “Return2hk Travel scheme for HK Residents” open for applications
– Unemployment steady at 6.4% during Aug – Oct

CHP investigates 4  additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700591.htm
– 4 new cases  (1 local +  3 imported)
– Total now 5,471 (5,470 confirmed + 1probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,212 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 4 (1); 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1)

14-day rolling totals
Total cases: 130; local cases: 33; unknown source: 18

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5471 cases of COVID-19, including 5470 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5212 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 121 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700501.htm

Government further tightens testing and isolation arrangement for consular and diplomatic officers exempted from compulsory quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700790.htm
With effect from November 18, the Government will tighten the testing and isolation arrangement for consular and diplomatic officers who are exempted from quarantine arrangement upon arriving Hong Kong, particularly those who have visited very high risk places (i.e. the specified very high-risk places gazetted under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)).

Return2hk – Travel Scheme for Hong Kong Residents returning from Guangdong Province or Macao without quarantine open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700636.htm
Hong Kong residents currently in Guangdong Province or Macao will be exempt from 14-day compulsory quarantine when they return to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme upon fulfilment of all the conditions specified under sections 12 and 12A of the Regulation… The first batch of quotas under the Scheme will be open for application from 9am on Nov 18 until 6pm on November 20 (Friday) for return to Hong Kong between November 23 (Monday) and November 29 (Sunday). Hong Kong residents who wish to return to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme should apply under a quota using the online booking system (www.quotabooking.gov.hk). A daily quota of 3,000 has been set for Shenzhen Bay Port, while that for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Port is 2,000.

“LeaveHomeSafe” TV announcement
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCwi6sVW0yc
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCyK927hTHM

CHP investigates nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700790.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), affecting seven primary schools and two special schools.

Applications Sports Premises Subsidy Scheme end on November 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700294.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700649.htm
A 76-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 14 days by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts today (November 17) for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation).

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for August – October 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17/P2020111700467.htm
According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for August – October 2020) released on November 17 by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.4% in August – October 2020, same as that in July – September 2020. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 3.8% in the two periods.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19
(with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app

https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases


Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 17

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/17.htm

All press releases Nov 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations


Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)

https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
 
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 17

TOPLINE
– 8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)
– HKTB, tourism sector gearing up for first “bubble flight”

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600435.htm
– 8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 5,467 (5,466 confirmed + 1probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,198 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5467 cases of COVID-19, including 5466 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5198 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 131 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600506.htm

FEHD continues to arrange free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600568.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) will continue to arrange voluntary free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups and is extending testing services to cover practitioners of cold stores. The FEHD currently arranged testing every week for those working in the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse, and will continue to provide voluntary free virus testing services for high-exposure groups, including catering premises staff (licensed general restaurants, licensed light refreshment restaurants, licensed marine restaurants, licensed factory canteens, school canteens, staff canteens, bars and pubs), staff and personnel working in FEHD markets, hawker licensees and registered assistants.

OGCIO explains access right issues on “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600904.htm
The app only needs the least amount of access permissions to enable smooth operation and it has also passed relevant code reviews of Google and Apple. The spokesman reiterated that the Government recognises public concerns over the access permissions that the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app uses and will continue to explain to the public in this regard, and also invite more members of the public to use the app so as to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

UGC supports universities to strengthen student support services amidst pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600319.htm
The University Grants Committee (UGC) will allocate $50 million to the eight UGC-funded universities for strengthening their student support services in response to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The universities will take forward various supporting initiatives covering the areas of psychological counselling, mental well-being and career planning and development, as well as physical fitness and healthy lifestyle, to take care of the different needs of students.

CHP investigates seven outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600729.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating seven outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), affecting one child care centre and six primary schools. The CHP strongly appealed to members of the public and staff of institutions to stay alert and maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene as an increasing number of institutional URTI outbreaks has been recorded recently.

HKTB, tourism sector gearing up for first “bubble flight” on Nov 22
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/11-oct-arrivals-E.pdf
The HKTB has been working eagerly to welcome visitors once again and worked with the travel trade to provide more than 1,000 enticing tactical offers, covering hotels, travel packages, attractions, and many more areas to attract our Singaporean friends to come and enjoy a holiday in Hong Kong.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

Nov 17

TOPLINE
– 8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)
– HKTB, tourism sector gearing up for first “bubble flight”

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600435.htm
– 8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 5,467 (5,466 confirmed + 1probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,198 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (0); 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1); 3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5467 cases of COVID-19, including 5466 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5198 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 131 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600506.htm

FEHD continues to arrange free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600568.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) will continue to arrange voluntary free COVID-19 testing services for targeted groups and is extending testing services to cover practitioners of cold stores. The FEHD currently arranged testing every week for those working in the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse, and will continue to provide voluntary free virus testing services for high-exposure groups, including catering premises staff (licensed general restaurants, licensed light refreshment restaurants, licensed marine restaurants, licensed factory canteens, school canteens, staff canteens, bars and pubs), staff and personnel working in FEHD markets, hawker licensees and registered assistants.

OGCIO explains access right issues on “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600904.htm
The app only needs the least amount of access permissions to enable smooth operation and it has also passed relevant code reviews of Google and Apple. The spokesman reiterated that the Government recognises public concerns over the access permissions that the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app uses and will continue to explain to the public in this regard, and also invite more members of the public to use the app so as to minimise the risk of virus transmission.

UGC supports universities to strengthen student support services amidst pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600319.htm
The University Grants Committee (UGC) will allocate $50 million to the eight UGC-funded universities for strengthening their student support services in response to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The universities will take forward various supporting initiatives covering the areas of psychological counselling, mental well-being and career planning and development, as well as physical fitness and healthy lifestyle, to take care of the different needs of students.

CHP investigates seven outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600729.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating seven outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), affecting one child care centre and six primary schools. The CHP strongly appealed to members of the public and staff of institutions to stay alert and maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene as an increasing number of institutional URTI outbreaks has been recorded recently.

HKTB, tourism sector gearing up for first “bubble flight” on Nov 22
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/11-oct-arrivals-E.pdf
The HKTB has been working eagerly to welcome visitors once again and worked with the travel trade to provide more than 1,000 enticing tactical offers, covering hotels, travel packages, attractions, and many more areas to attract our Singaporean friends to come and enjoy a holiday in Hong Kong.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

Nov 16

TOPLINE
– 14 new cases (5 local + 9 imported)
– 4 community testing centres start operation
– “LeaveHomeSafe” app available for download today
– Convention and exhibition subsidy scheme extended until 31 Dec 2021

CHP investigates 14 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15/P2020111500410.htm
– 14 new cases  (5 local +  9 imported)
– Total now 5,459 (5,458 confirmed + 1probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5194 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 14 (5); 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5459 cases of COVID-19, including 5458 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5194 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 127 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15/P2020111500464.htm

“LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app available for download today
https://www.leavehomesafe.gov.hk/en/

Four community testing centres commence service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600033.htm
Four community testing centres set up by the Government on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon, New Territories East and New Territories West commenced service on November 15.  The centres provided self-paid COVID-19 testing services for general community or private purposes at a more affordable price for more than 2,380 people on November 15. The four community testing centres are located at Quarry Bay Community Hall in Eastern District, Henry G Leong Yaumatei Community Centre, Lek Yuen Community Hall in Sha Tin and Yuen Long Town East Community Hall respectively.  The price of the relevant service is capped at $240.

Mobile specimen collection stations in Tai Po cease operation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/16/P2020111600027.htm
The mobile specimen collection stations in Tai Po set up by the Government provided specimen collection services by combined nasal and throat swab and COVID-19 testing services for 736 people on November 15, and their operation ended at 8pm. Together with the distribution and collection services of deep throat saliva specimen bottles provided by mobile van earlier, the mobile specimen collection stations have provided free COVID-19 testing services for a total of more than 12 590 people.

Transport Department to provide additional temporary testing kit distribution/collection centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15/P2020111500248.htm
To further encourage taxi drivers to participate in the COVID-19 testing, the Transport Department (TD) announced that starting from November 16, seven additional temporary testing kit distribution/collection centres will be set up to provide free COVID-19 testing for taxi drivers. From November 16 to 18, the total number of temporary testing kit distribution/collection centres will be increased from four to 11.

FEHD steps up inspections and reminds catering business operators and public to continue complying with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15/P2020111500389.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) stepped up inspections at catering premises (including eateries and cooked food centres) in Tai Po District, Mong Kok District and Wong Tai Sin District and reminded the catering business operators to strictly comply with the requirements under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) (the Regulation), and the public to comply with the various restrictions in relation to group gatherings and mask-wearing under the anti-epidemic regulations and directions when patronising catering premises.

Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme to fully launch and extend to end of next year
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15/P2020111400242.htm
The Government announced on November 15 that the part of the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme related to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will be launched on November 30, and the entire Subsidy Scheme will be extended to December 31, 2021 in order to encourage more convention and exhibition activities to be held in Hong Kong.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/15.htm

All press releases Nov 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap.599J)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202024105e/es2202024105221.pdf
– Expires at midnight on 14 February 2021

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 2020

Nov 15

TOPLINE
– 8 new cases (3 local + 5 imported)
– Social distancing measures tightened
– New regulation on compulsory testing for certain designated persons

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400642.htm
– 8 new cases  (3 local +  5 imported)
– Total now 5,445 (5,444 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5187 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (3); 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5445 cases of COVID-19, including 5444 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5187 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 120 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400671.htm

Government tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400766.htm
Ongoing
– Group gathering limit of 4
– Compulsory mask wearing in public

From Nov 16
– 4 people per table at restaurants, 2 people per table in bars; 50% limit on seating capacity
– Masks to be worn for indoor exercise
– New limit of 4 people per hotel room (except members of same family); tighter rules on guest room access

From Nov 18
– Ban on visitors to hotels with people under quarantine

Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400767.htm
The Government published the Prevention and Control of Disease (Compulsory Testing for Certain Persons) Regulation (Cap. 599J) in the Gazette on November 14, to provide the legal framework for the Government to require certain categories of persons to undergo COVID-19 testing, and for specified medical practitioners to require symptomatic patients to undergo COVID-19 testing. The Regulation commences on November 15. The Regulation provides a legal framework to specify by compulsory testing notice published in the Gazette, a category or description of persons who are required to undergo a test for COVID-19, taking into account the epidemic development.  Examples include persons who live or work in specified premises with outbreak of cases, persons of a particular occupation, or persons who are close to completion of the compulsory 14-day quarantine upon their arrival at Hong Kong.

CHP investigates two outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400630.htm

S for IT speaks on LeaveHomeSafe mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/14/P2020111400366.htm
We understand very well that our people have concern on data privacy, so we have put much emphasis on developing this app. We have three steps in protecting data privacy. First, the app is voluntary participation, people can download the app at their own discretion. When they go to some premises, it is also up to them, at their own discretion to scan the QR code or not. Also, all the data are contained in their own phones, there is no central system to control or store the movement or the visiting data of our people.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13.htm

All press releases Nov 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 14

TOPLINE
– 6 new cases (4 local + 2 imported)
– Real GDP rebounds 2.8% in Q3 over Q2; declines 3.5% in Q3 y-o-y; forecast -6.1% for 2020

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300434.htm
– 6 new cases  (4 local +  2 imported)
– Total now 5,437 (5,436 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5177 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (4); 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5437 cases of COVID-19, including 5436 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5177 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 122 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300613.htm

CHP investigates three outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300786.htm

S for IT attends briefing sessions on “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300650.htm
The “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app is a digital tool that brings convenience and can assist the public in recording the date and time for checking into and leaving different venues, and encouraging them to keep a more precise record of their whereabouts to minimise the risk of further transmission of the virus. Downloading the app does not require user registration. When checking into participating venues, app users can scan the venue QR code to log their arrival time and click the “Leave” button in the app to mark their departure.

AFCD continues closure of barbecue sites and campsites in country parks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300550.htm
To reduce social contact as far as possible, the barbecue sites and campsites in country parks will remain closed until further notice. There are currently 163 barbecue sites and 41 campsites under the management of the AFCD, and all of them have been closed since July 15. During the closure of the facilities, no one should carry out barbecuing or camping activities in country parks, or enter a cordoned-off area.

Economic situation in third quarter of 2020 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13/P2020111300490.htm
– The economy saw some improvement in the third quarter of 2020, thanks to an improved external trading environment amid the accelerated growth of the Mainland economy, the stabilisation of the local epidemic situation in the latter part of the quarter, and stronger financial market activity. Real GDP registered a year-on-year decline of 3.5% in the third quarter, visibly narrower than the 9.0% contraction in the second quarter. For the first three quarters as a whole, real GDP contracted by 7.2% from the same period last year. On a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter comparison, real GDP rebounded by 2.8% in the third quarter, arresting the declines in the preceding five quarters.

– On balance, barring any sharp resurgence of local COVID-19 infections or abrupt relapse in global economic activity, the Hong Kong economy is likely to see further modest improvement in the fourth quarter of 2020. Real GDP growth forecast for 2020 as a whole is revised from -6% to -8% as announced in the August round of review to -6.1% in the current round.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/13.htm

All press releases Nov 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 13

TOPLINE
– 23 new cases (7 local + 16 imported)
– Kindergarten classes suspended for 2 weeks due to respiratory tract infection outbreak

CHP investigates 23 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200637.htm
– 23 new cases  (7 local +  16 imported)
– Total now 5,431 (5,430 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5170 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 23 (7); 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5431 cases of COVID-19, including 5430 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5170 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 123 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200521.htm

CHP investigates nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200768.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is investigating nine outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), affecting four kindergartens and five primary schools. The CHP strongly appealed to members of the public and staff of institutions to stay alert and maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene as an increasing number of institutional URTI outbreaks has been recorded recently.

Suspension of face-to-face classes for kindergartens and kindergarten-child care centres

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200609.htm
The Government announced on November 12 that all kindergartens and kindergarten-cum-child care centres would start suspension of face-to-face classes and school activities for two weeks from this Saturday (November 14) until November 27 (Friday) owing to the outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection.

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session on outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection at schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200607.htm
So far according to our tests and our information, this upper respiratory outbreak is not related to COVID-19. So far, from all the tests, we have not found any COVID-19 cases. However, as we all know that children, young children attending kindergartens (KG) and child care centres (CCC) are very small, first of all. Secondly, in spite of the measures put in place by the school and also personal hygiene, mask wearing, etc, but yet, we notice these outbreak reports, so it is very worrying. Therefore, we have made the decision to suspend the face-to-face classes or services in the territory-wide kindergartens and child care centres.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12/P2020111200703.htm
A 67-year-old man was sentenced by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on November 12 to six days’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation).

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12.htm

All press releases Nov 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 12

TOPLINE
– 18 new cases (3 local + 15 imported)
– Social distancing measures extended (masks compulsory, group gatherings of four)
– Four community testing centres to open on Nov 15; tests @ $240 for travel, work purposes
– “LeaveHomeSafe” exposure notification app to launch on Nov 16
– HK-Singapore air travel bubble to take off on Nov 22
– Quaratine-free “Return2hk” scheme for HK residents returning from Guangdong, Macao from Nov 23

CHP investigates 18 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100650.htm
– 18 new cases  (3 local +  15 imported)
– Total now 5,408 (5,407 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,159 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 18 (3); 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5408 cases of COVID-19, including 5407 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5159 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 111 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100702.htm

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100658.htm
– Masks remain compulsory in public
– Group gatherings of four in public

Four community testing centres to commence service this Sunday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100615.htm
The four community testing centres will be located at Quarry Bay Community Hall in Eastern District, Henry G Leong Yaumatei Community Centre, Lek Yuen Community Hall in Sha Tin and Yuen Long Town East Community Hall. The centres will mainly provide self-paid testing services for the public at a more affordable price to serve general community or private purposes such as certification for travelling or work. The price of testing services will be capped at $240, with payment to be made in accordance with the arrangement of testing contractors.

Mobile specimen collection stations and mobile van continue to provide virus testing service to residents of Tai Po
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100349.htm
 
Launch of  “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100367.htm
The Government announced on November 11 the launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app. Tapping technology to combat the pandemic, the app aims to encourage the public to keep a more precise record of their whereabouts, minimising the risk of further transmission of the virus and protect Hong Kong together. The ”LeaveHomeSafe ” mobile app will be available for public download from November 16. Currently over 6 000 public and private venues have pledged support for the scheme. The mobile app can also be used directly in over 18,000 taxis. The Government has been actively engaging with trades and businesses, and would welcome more sectors to participate in the scheme and contribute to the epidemic prevention and control work in Hong Kong.

Designated flights under HK-Singapore Air Travel Bubble to launch November 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100217.htm
The Governments of Hong Kong and Singapore today (November 11) announced the detailed arrangements of the bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB), with designated flights to be launched on November 22, taking a significant step forward in resuming cross-border air travel between the two places in an orderly manner. Under the ATB arrangement, travellers between the two places will not be subject to any quarantine arrangements upon arrival, nor restrictions to their travel purposes or itineraries on the condition that they comply with a set of anti-epidemic protocols. There are stringent measures in place to safeguard public health under the arrangement, including mutually recognised COVID-19 tests, designated flights for ATB passengers as well as a scalable mechanism to adjust the ATB arrangement having regard to the epidemic situation. All measures are meant to resume cross-border air travel in a safe and progressive manner.

Government announces “Return2hk – Travel Scheme for Hong Kong Residents returning from Guangdong Province or Macao without being subject to quarantine under the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100640.htm
From November 23, Hong Kong residents who, upon fulfilment of the conditions specified under sections 12(2) and 12A of the Regulation, including not having been to places other than Hong Kong, Guangdong Province or Macao in the past 14 days, could be exempted from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when they return to Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ3: Coping with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100439.htm

LCQ5: Supply and safety of seasonal influenza vaccines
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100465.htm

LCQ8: Influenza vaccination coverage rates
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100424.htm

LCQ14: COVID-19 Online Dispute Resolution Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111000623.htm

LCQ20: Initiatives of giving out cash coupons
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/11/P2020111100333.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/12.htm

All press releases Nov 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 11

TOPLINE
– 9 new cases (5 local + 4 imported)
– “Online + Offline” Wine & Dine Festival kicks off

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/10/P2020111000410.htm
– 9 new cases  (5 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 5,390 (5,389 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 108 deaths
– 5,153 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (5); 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5390 cases of COVID-19, including 5389 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5153 were discharged and 108 were fatal cases, and 99 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases and YCH deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/10/P2020111000530.htm
An 88-year-old male patient (case number: 4937) confirmed with COVID-19 passed away in Yan Chai Hospital at 9.15pm on Nov 10.

Operating hours of mobile specimen collection stations and mobile van in Tai Po extended to 8pm
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900575.htm

EDB to provide Top-up Grant for Supporting Online Learning of Financially Needy Students to schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/10/P2020111000637.htm
Due to the volatile developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, different extents of blended modes of learning, i.e. face-to-face classes, e-learning at home or other modes of learning, may become the new normal in teaching and learning. In view of some students being unable to acquire appropriate Internet services due to their living environments, the EDB will disburse a one-off top-up grant to subsidise schools for the additional expenses incurred in purchasing portable Wi-Fi routers (Wi-Fi eggs) and/or mobile data cards to strengthen the support for financially needy primary and secondary students for use in e-learning at home under the new normal.

HK Wine & Dine Festival Opens with Diverse Culinary Experiences on One-stop Website
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/10-Wine-and-Dine-Festival-EN.pdf
The Festival, which will run for five weeks from 11 November until 15 December, will feature a wealth of exciting online experiences, including an Online Wine Cellar, Gourmet at Home Menus, and live-streamed cookery and wine-tasting master classes on a new one-stop online platform. Offline experiences include special deals and gastronomic events offered by hundreds of dining outlets across the city for consumers to enjoy.

Website: https://winedinefestival.discoverhongkong.com/eng/

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/10.htm

All press releases Nov 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 10

TOPLINE
– 6 new cases (0 local + 6 imported)

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900409.htm
– 6 new cases  (0 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,381 (5,380 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 107 deaths
– 5,146 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (0); 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5)
* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5381 cases of COVID-19, including 5380 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5146 were discharged and 107 were fatal cases, and 98 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900515.htm

Operating hours of mobile specimen collection stations and mobile van in Tai Po extended to 8pm
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900575.htm

HA enhances COVID-19 test service in Tai Po District
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900444.htm
In view of the recent COVID-19 infection cases from an unknown source reported in Tai Po District, the HA has reminded healthcare workers of the general out-patient clinics (GOPCs) and the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department in the district to stay vigilant and to arrange viral tests for patients where necessary. From November 9, the HA has enhanced the specimen collection pack distribution service in GOPCs in Tai Po District for three consecutive days by increasing the number of specimen collection packs to be distributed in the Tai Po Jockey Club GOPC and Wong Siu Ching Family Medicine Centre. Members of the public presenting with symptoms should seek consultation at the A&E Department or GOPCs for test arrangements.

Government to provide medical consultation to HA’s chronic disease patients living in Guangdong under COVID-19 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900480.htm
Under the compulsory quarantine measures currently in force, some Hong Kong residents residing in Guangdong Province are unable to travel back and forth between Hong Kong and the Mainland for scheduled medical consultations at the outpatient clinics under the HA as they had done so previously. To ensure that the health conditions of these patients can be effectively monitored and taken care of in a continued and co-ordinated manner, the Government has appointed the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZH) to take up subsidised follow-up consultations for patients with scheduled appointments at designated Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC) or General Outpatient Clinics (GOPC) under the HA.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09/P2020110900705.htm
A 53-year-old woman was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 14 days by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts on November 9 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation).

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/09.htm

All press releases Nov 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 9

TOPLINE
– 10 new cases (3 local + 7 imported)

CHP investigates 10 additional confirmed cases of cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/08/P2020110800391.htm

– 10 new cases  (3 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 5,375 (5,374 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 107 deaths
– 5,144 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 10 (3); 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5)
* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5375 cases of COVID-19, including 5374 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5144 were discharged and 107 were fatal cases, and 94 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/08/P2020110800480.htm

Mobile specimen collection stations to be set up in Tai Po from Nov 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/08/P2020110800880.htm
The testing agency (Hong Kong Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Centre Limited) will set up mobile stations at the following three locations: volleyball court next to Kwong Wai House of Kwong Fuk Estate; open space outside Fu Shin Community Hall; open space between the Pai Lau and the Pavilion of Wai Tau Tsuen. The mobile stations will operate from 10am to 5pm between November 9 and November 11. Members of the public may visit the mobile stations direct for on-site registration and specimen collections.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/08.htm

All press releases Nov 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 8

TOPLINE
– 3 new cases (1 local + 2 imported)

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/07/P2020110700604.htm
– 3 new cases  (1 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 5,365 (5,364 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 107 deaths
– 5,139 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (1); 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4)
* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5365 cases of COVID-19, including 5364 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5139 were discharged and 107 were fatal cases, and 89 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/07/P2020110700565.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/07.htm

All press releases Nov 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 7

TOPLINE
– 6 new cases (0 local + 6 imported)

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/06/P2020110600327.htm
– 6 new cases  (0 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,362 (5,361 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 107 deaths
– 5,131 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (0); 7 (1); 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3)
* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5362 cases of COVID-19, including 5361 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5131 were discharged and 107 were fatal cases, and 94 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/06/P2020110600495.htm

Application period for Catering Business Subsidy Scheme to end next Thursday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/06/P2020110600472.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/06.htm

All press releases Nov 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 6

TOPLINE
– 7 new cases (1 local + 6 imported)

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/05/P2020110500556.htm
– 7 new cases  (1 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,356 (5,355 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 107 deaths
– 5,126 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (1);  3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5356 cases of COVID-19, including 5355 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5126 were discharged and 106 were fatal cases, and 94 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/05/P2020110500485.htm

Princess Margaret Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/05/P2020110500716.htm
A 78-year-old male patient (case number: 3585) with chronic illness admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on August 2 after testing positive for COVID-19. The patient was subsequently transferred to PMH for treatment on August 4.

Government announces appointments to Hong Kong Genome Institute
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/05/P2020110500465.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/05.htm

All press releases Nov 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 5

TOPLINE
– 3 new cases (2 local + 1 imported)
– Mobile testing vans for Tung Chung, Tai Wai and bar areas
– Restaurant receipts of $17b in Q3, down 35.3% y-o-y

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400427.htm
–  3 new cases  (2 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 5,349 (5,348 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,118 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (2); 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5349 cases of COVID-19, including 5348 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5118 were discharged and 106 were fatal cases, and 95 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400459.htm

Mobile vans to distribute and collect virus testing specimen bottles in Mui Wo and Tai Wai
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400739.htm
The Government announced that a testing agency, Prenetics Limited, will distribute and collect specimen bottles by mobile vans in Mui Wo and Tai Wai for three consecutive days from November 5, with a view to enabling and encouraging the residents of these districts or individuals who perceive themselves as having a higher risk of exposure to undergo virus testing.

FEHD actively promotes participation of bar and pub staff in virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400381.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on November 4 announced that to actively promote the participation of bar and pub staff in the voluntary free COVID-19 testing, the FEHD and its testing agency, Prenetics Limited, will take the initiative to contact operators of bars and pubs to arrange testing services.

Hong Kong Customs seizes about 200,000 suspected counterfeit medical-grade face masks in one week
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400609.htm
Hong Kong Customs on November 3 seized about 100,000 suspected counterfeit medical-grade face masks intended to be transshipped overseas via Hong Kong, with an estimated market value of about $3 million.

Provisional statistics of restaurant receipts and purchases for third quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400335.htm
The value of total receipts of the restaurants sector in the third quarter of 2020, provisionally estimated at $17 billion, decreased by 35.3% over a year earlier. Over the same period, the provisional estimate of the value of total purchases by restaurants decreased by 33.4% to $5.7 billion.

LegCo Q&A

LCQ4: Boosting economic recovery
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400654.htm

LCQ19: Assisting institutions in enhancing application of information technology
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400282.htm

LCQ22: Statistics and dissemination of information on epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04/P2020110400461.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/04.htm

All press releases Nov 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 4

TOPLINE
– 9 new cases (3 local + 6 imported)
– All visitors arriving from any country outside China must quarantine in hotel for 14 days from Nov 13
– Turkey added as high-risk place from Nov 13
– Community testing centres to open mid-November at HK Island, Kowloon, NT East and NT West
– Free testing services enhanced at General Outpatient Clinics
– Group gathering limit of four remains in place
– Restaurant capacity at 75%
– Mask wearing remains mandatory in public

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300652.htm
–  9 new cases  (3 local +  6 imported)
– Total now 5,346 (5,345 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,109 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (3); 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5346 cases of COVID-19, including 5345 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5109 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 102 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300511.htm

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300750.htm
– Group gathering limit of four remains in place
– Restaurant capacity at 75%
– Mask wearing remains mandatory in public

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300613.htm
From Nov 13:
– All visitors arriving from any country outside China must quarantine in hotel for 14 days
– Turkey added as high-risk place

Community testing centres expected to commence service in mid-November
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300488.htm
The Government is setting up a community testing centre in each of the four regions of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories East and New Territories West. With good progress being made in planning and preparation, the four community testing centres are expected to commence service in mid-November for an initial period of three months, which may be extended for three months depending on the situation.

Hospital Authority announces enhanced arrangement to boost convenience of testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300442.htm
The time slots for distribution of specimen collection packs will be increased at 46 General Out-Patient Clinics (GOPCs), assisting individuals who perceive themselves as having a higher risk of exposure and who experience mild discomfort to undergo a COVID-19 test. Apart from services on Monday to Friday, members of the public can obtain the specimen collection packs from specific GOPCs during the service hours (9am to 1pm) on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, starting from this weekend. Regarding the arrangement for specimen submission, the GOPCs will extend the specimen collection hours, beginning this Thursday (November 5), to 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm from Monday to Friday, as well as 9am to 11am on Saturdays. Submission of specimens will also be available between 9am and 11am on Sundays and public holidays at some GOPCs.

EDB to arrange COVID-19 testing for all teachers and staff in kindergartens and primary, secondary and special schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03/P2020110300615.htm
The Education Bureau (EDB) on November 3 announced that starting from next Monday (November 9), the COVID-19 Targeted Group Testing Scheme (TGTS) for staff of boarding sections of special schools will be stepped up. More comprehensive surveillance will also be put in place to arrange free-of-charge testing for all teachers and staff in kindergartens (including kindergarten-cum-child care centres) and primary, secondary and special schools in batches with a view to safeguarding the health of school staff and students…. Testing would be conducted on a voluntary basis. Taking schools as a unit, the EDB will sample about 2 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff in Hong Kong for a deep throat saliva (DTS) test on each school day. The number of schools sampled may be adjusted according to the data obtained with a view to conducting testing for all 130 000 school staff in Hong Kong.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/03.htm

All press releases Nov 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020 
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 3

TOPLINE
– 6 new cases (3 local + 3 imported)
– Retail sales of $26.1b in Sept, down 12.9% y-o-y

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020110200383.htm
– 6 new cases  (3 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 5,337 (5,336 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,102 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (3); 7 (1); 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5337 cases of COVID-19, including 5336 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5102 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 100 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020110200488.htm

SWD launches new round of Anti-virus Coating Spray Subsidy for residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and day care units of elderly and rehabilitation services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020103000608.htm

Distance Business Programme receives nearly 38,600 applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020110200480.htm
The Innovation and Technology Commission announced that the Distance Business Programme, which closed for applications on October 31, had received 38,572 applications from 32,143 enterprises. Around 95 per cent of applications came from small and medium-sized enterprises. As at noon on Nov 2, some 20,772 applications had been processed, of which 18,025 had been approved with total funding of around $1.02 billion.

Research Grants Council to present public lectures on “COVID-19 and New Treatments for Liver Cancer” on November 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020110200312.htm

Provisional statistics of retail sales for September 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02/P2020110200315.htm
The value of total retail sales in September 2020, provisionally estimated at $26.1 billion, decreased by 12.9% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in August 2020 decreased by 13.1% compared with a year earlier. For the first nine months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 28.7% compared with the same period in 2019.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Nov 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202011/02.htm

All press releases Nov 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulation 2020 
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202494e/es220202494209.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Nov 1

TOPLINE
– 3 new cases (0 local + 3 imported)

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/31/P2020103100378.htm
–  7 new cases (1 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,324 (5,323 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,089 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (0); 7 (1);  3 (1); 2 (0); 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4); 5 (2)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5324 cases of COVID-19, including 5323 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5089 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 100 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/31/P2020103100552.htm

FEHD and Police step up inspections and take stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/31/P2020103100422.htm
​The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and the Police commenced joint operations during Hallowe’en on October 30 night and the small hours of October 31 to step up inspections and take stringent enforcement actions at catering business premises including bars in Wan Chai District, Central and Western District, Yau Tsim District and Mong Kok District. During the operations, the FEHD and the Police inspected 89 catering business premises (including bars). A total of 54 verbal warnings were given and different kinds of leaflets were distributed, while procedures on prosecution were initiated against six operators for segregation of tables less than stipulated distance and number of persons at one table in the premises exceeding the requirement stipulated in the Regulation. In addition, procedures on prosecution were initiated by the Police against two bar operators for maintaining dine-in operation during the period between 2am and 3am.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/31.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 1

Topline
–  8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)
– Retail sales down 13.1% in August y-o-y
– Exchange Fund assets rise $4.6b to $4,160.7b (approx. US$533b) in Aug

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000650.htm
– 8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)  
– Total now 5,080 (5,079 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,827 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,088 cases of COVID-19, including 5087 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,827 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 128 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000746.htm

Transport Department to arrange free COVID-19 testing for taxi and public light bus drivers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000584.htm
The first round will be held from October 3 to October 16, and the second round will be held from October 27 to November 9. The TD will set up 14 temporary distribution/collection centres for the specimen collection kits in Hong Kong which will commence service gradually from October 3.

Measures to assist foreign domestic helpers and employers to cope with COVID-19 pandemic extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000609.htm
Covers extension of validity period of existing contracts; extension of limit of stay as visitors; deferral of home leave; and, contract renewal procedures

Three persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000833.htm

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020092900725.htm
Non-fee charging outdoor pitches/courts for team games such as soccer pitches, basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, netball courts, a roller hockey court and cricket grounds will reopen on October 2. The maximum number of players and referees to be allowed in each playing field/court during a match or competition or training should follow the rules and regulations of the respective sports.

Public reminded to observe regulations on prohibition of group gatherings at LCSD venues and not to burn wax, fly sky lanterns or litter during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020092800510.htm
Members of the public should not enter the closed leisure facilities such as public beaches and barbecue sites. The public are also not allowed to burn wax, fly sky lanterns or litter at the LCSD’s venues.

FEHD urges public to maintain anti-epidemic awareness and keep environment hygienic on festive occasion
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000493.htm
To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (September 30) urged members of the public to maintain awareness of epidemic prevention, keep the environment hygienic and not litter when celebrating National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for August 2020

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000372.htm
The value of total retail sales in August 2020, provisionally estimated at $25.6 billion, decreased by 13.1% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in July 2020 decreased by 23.1% compared with a year earlier. For the first eight months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 30.2% compared with the same period in 2019.

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000346.htm
Total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$4,160.7 billion (approx. US$533 billion) as at August 31, 2020, HK$4.6 billion higher than that at the end of July 2020. Hong Kong dollar assets increased by HK$6.3 billion while foreign currency assets decreased by HK$1.7 billion.
 
Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30.htm

All press releases Oct 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 28

Topline
– 5 new cases (0 local + 5 imported)
– Belgium added as high-risk place for arrivals from Nov 3
– Value of goods exports up 9.1%, imports up 3.4% in Sept y-o-y
– Beaches to re-open on Nov 3
– Social distancing further eased from Oct 30:
* Dine-in hours extended until 1.59am; table limit raised from 4 to 6
* Venue capacity for restaurants, entertainment venues (incl. theme parks) raised from 50% to 75%
* Live performances may resume
* Masks not required for exercise at indoor sports premises
* Masks still required in public until Nov 5
* Public group gathering limit of 4 in force until Nov 5

CHP investigates 5 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700403.htm
– 5 new cases (0 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 5,309 (5,308 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,053 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 5 (0); 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4); 5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5309 cases of COVID-19, including 5308 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5053 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 121 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700595.htm

Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700873.htm
Effective from Oct 30:
– Dine-in hours extended until 1.59am; table limit raised from 4 to 6
– Venue capacity for restaurants, entertainment venues (incl. theme parks) raised from 50% to 75%
– Live performances can resume
– Masks not required for exercise at indoor sports premises
– Masks still required in public until Nov 5
– Group gathering limit of 4 in public in force until Nov 5

Latest service arrangements for LCSD beaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700648.htm
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, all gazetted beaches under the LCSD will re-open on November 3.

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700505.htm
In view of the developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation worldwide and in Hong Kong, the Government gazetted on October 27 the latest specifications to include Belgium as a specified place under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) starting from November 3 to more effectively combat the epidemic.

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700696.htm
Under the new normal, we cannot and should not aim to have no confirmed case in the community for an extended period of time. It would be unavoidable that there may be some sporadic cases and small clusters in the community from time to time. I think the most important thing is that we have the capacity and capability to stabilise the situation once there is infection or outbreak.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700678.htm

External merchandise trade statistics for September 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700395.htm
In September 2020, the value of total exports of goods increased by 9.1% over a year earlier to $379.3 billion, after a year-on-year decrease of 2.3% in August 2020. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods increased by 3.4% over a year earlier to $392.0 billion in September 2020, after a year-on-year decrease of 5.7% in August 2020. For the first nine months of 2020 as a whole, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 4.0% over the same period in 2019. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods decreased by 6.8%.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27.htm

All press releases Oct 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 27

Topline
8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/26/P2020102600369.htm
– 8 new cases (0 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 5,304 (5,303 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,050 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (0); 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4); 5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5304 cases of COVID-19, including 5303 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5050 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 119 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/26/P2020102600465.htm

Transport Department to continue to provide free COVID-19 testing service to taxi and public light bus drive
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/26/P2020102300833.htm
The Transport Department (TD) announced that starting from October 27, a new round of COVID-19 testing service will be provided to taxi and public light bus (PLB) drivers for a period of two weeks, and encouraged them to participate. Testing is an integral part of the strategy in preventing and fighting the virus. After the testing services provided in mid-July and early October, the TD will continue to arrange a new round of free testing service for taxi and PLB drivers from Oct 27 until November 9.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/26.htm

All press releases Oct 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 26

Topline
– 6 new cases (1 local + 5 imported)
– CE’s monthly update to CGs, chambers

CHP investigates 5 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/25/P2020102500472.htm
– 5 new cases (1 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 5,296 (5,295 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,047 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (1); 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4); 5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/25/P2020102500527.htm

CE’s monthly update to CGs and Chambers on the Fight Against COVID-19
“Fighting the Virus for Nine Months, Controlling the Epidemic with Precision
https://www.ceo.gov.hk/eng/pdf/article20201025.pdf
In Hong Kong, the epidemic situation has been generally stable. This has not only given us some breathing space, but also allowed us to take more precise control measures and resume more economic and social activities gradually while keeping the epidemic in check

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/25.htm

All press releases Oct g
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 25

Topline
– 5 new cases (1 local + 4 imported)

CHP investigates 5 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/23/P2020102300484.htm
– 5 new cases (1 local + 4 imported)  
– Total now 5,290 (5,289 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,041 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 5 (1); 4 (1); 11 (1); 8 (1); 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4); 5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5290 cases of COVID-19, including 5289 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5041 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 114 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/24/P2020102400605.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/24.htm

All press releases Oct 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 22

Topline
– 8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)
– FS comments on CX restructuring

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100696.htm
– 8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)  
– Total now 5,270 (5,269 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 5,004 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (1);  5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5270 cases of COVID-19, including 5269 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 5004 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 132 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100612.htm

FS responds to media enquiries on business restructuring of Cathay Group
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100286.htm
“The business restructuring plan is a commercial decision by the Cathay Group. Though without the right to vote, the two observers appointed by me to the Cathay Group’s board of directors have expressed opinions on its plan and reminded the Group’s management of the need to keep the impact caused to its employees and the society to the minimum in restructuring its business. As the supervisory body, the Transport and Housing Bureau has already required the Cathay Group, in adjusting its operation mode and scale, to fully consider the potential impact on Hong Kong’s status as an international aviation hub and the aviation network, and to ensure that the Group is well equipped to start off again after the epidemic and provide impetus for the relaunch of the local aviation industry as well as Hong Kong’s overall economy.”

Labour Department’s response to media enquiries on Cathay Pacific Group’s restructuring
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100504.htm
In response to media enquiries about the restructuring of Cathay Pacific Group, a spokesman for the Labour Department (LD) today (October 21) expressed deep concern and called upon the group to maintain effective communication with its employees over employment termination matters with appropriate arrangements.

LegCo Q & A

LCQ10: Online teaching and learning
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100325.htm

LCQ16: Assistance for the unemployed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100323.htm

LCQ19: Coping with seasonal influenza and COVID-19 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21/P2020102100348.htm
     
Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/21.htm

All press releases Oct 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 21

Topline
5 new cases (1 local + 4 imported)
– Some social distancing rules relaxed
* Local group tours up to 30 allowed for tours arranged by licensed travel agents
* Wedding reception limit increased from 20 to 50
– Unemployment rises to 6.4% (Jul – Sept) – up 0.3% from Jun – Aug
– HKTB welcomes Government’s exemptions for local tours and launches “Free Tour” programme

CHP investigates 5 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000580.htm
– 5 new cases (1 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 5,262 (5,261 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,996 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 5 (1); 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5262 cases of COVID-19, including 5261 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4996 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 133 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000500.htm

Government to gazette latest legislative amendments, directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000807.htm  
– Local group tours of up to 30 for tours arranged by licensed travel agents
– Wedding group limit increased from 20 to 50
– Group gathering in public limit of 4 extended until Oct 29
– Compulsory mask wearing in public extended until Oct 29

Government approves conditional exemption of organising local group tours
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000880.htm
The Government announced on October 20 that the Executive Council has approved conditional exemption for licensed travel agents to organise local group tours of not more than 30 persons (inclusive of working staff) under the group gathering restrictions as stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G)starting from this Friday (October 23).  Such local group tours must be in strict compliance with the undertakings on anti-epidemic measures to safeguard public health.

Transcript of remarks by SFH and SCED at media session (tour groups, flu vaccine)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000742.htm
“The proposed exemption for the local tour arrangement is premised on the understanding that travel agents, being the organisers of all these exempted group tours, will take the extra steps in protecting public health and minimising the risks. At the same time, people joining these group (tours) will also be assured that they are getting a service better than managing their own.” – SCED Edward Yau

“The Department of Health has been monitoring the supply of vaccines not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector. They will continue to communicate very closely with vaccine suppliers to understand the situation, and also ensure that there are vaccines provided to private practitioners, especially a number of private practitioners that have participated in the Government’s vaccination subsidy programme. They actually will be targeting many of the priority groups set by the Government. So, we will continue to monitor the situation, and also to communicate with the suppliers, to make sure the situation is okay.” – SFH Prof. Sofia Chan

Fourth round of COVID-19 testing for RCHEs, RCHDs and nursing homes commences
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020101900308.htm
The Social Welfare Department (SWD) said that the fourth round of free COVID-19 testing services will be arranged for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes (including full-time staff, part-time staff, imported staff, relief staff and outsourced service workers such as out-patient escort staff) from October 21. This round of testing will last for about three weeks and the SWD appeals to the staff members of the aforementioned institutions for their active participation.

Unemployment and Underemployment Statistics for July – September 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20/P2020102000483.htm
According to the latest statistics (i.e. provisional figures for July – September 2020) released on October 20 by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 6.1% in June – August 2020 to 6.4% in July – September 2020. The underemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8% in the two periods.

HKTB welcomes Government’s exemption arrangement for local tours and launches “Free Tour” programme
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/10-Holiday-Home-Free-Tour-E.pdf
HKTB Chairman Dr YK Pang said: “In face of the serious impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Hong Kong tourism, the arrangement will strike a balance between epidemic prevention and tourism recovery. By operating local tours, the travel trade can resume business and warm up for receiving visitors once it is possible.”

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/20.htm

All press releases Oct 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 20

Topline
15 new cases (1 local + 14 imported)
– HKTB launches “360 HK Moments” VR experience

CHP investigates 15 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/19/P2020101900450.htm
– 15 new cases (1 local + 14 imported)
– Total now 5,257 (5,256 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,982 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 15 (1); 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/19/P2020101900545.htm

CHP’s response to media enquiries (consular staff case)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/19/P2020101900693.htm

Fitness Centre Subsidy Scheme under third round of Anti-epidemic Fund opens for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/19/P2020101900263.htm
The Scheme will provide a one-off subsidy of $50,000 to each eligible fitness centre.

HKTB launches “360 HK Moments” VR experience (Great Outdoors); Sept arrivals down 99.7%    
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/10-360-moments-Sept-arrivals-E.pdf
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-jt4u4IhMY&feature=youtu.be

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/19.htm

All press releases Oct 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 19

Topline
– 4 new cases (2 local + 2 imported)
– Temporary testing centres close; total of 16,802 specimens collected

CHP investigates 4 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18/P2020101800409.htm
– 4 new cases (2 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 5,242 (5,241 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,973 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 4 (2); 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5242 cases of COVID-19, including 5241 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4973 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 136 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18/P2020101800469.htm

Services at temporary testing centres concluded
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18/P2020101800789.htm
Specimens from a cumulative total of 16,802 persons had been collected from the four temporary testing centres set up by the Government, including the three centres which ceased operation earlier.

Response to enquiries on registration arrangements at temporary testing centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18/P2020101800789.htm

Hospital Authority commences influenza vaccination programme 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18/P2020101800390.htm
The seasonal influenza vaccination programme this year will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, the HA will provide influenza vaccination to eligible patients of public hospitals and out-patient clinics. The second phase will commence on November 2 to cover those aged 65 or above.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/18.htm

All press releases Oct 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 18

Topline
– 17 new cases (0 local + 17 imported)
– Temporary testing centres collect 14,824 specimens so far

CHP investigates 17 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/17/P2020101700347.htm
– 17 new cases (0 local + 17 imported)
– Total now 5,238 (5,237 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,963 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 17 (0); 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5238 cases of COVID-19, including 5237 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4963 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 142 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/17/P2020101700470.htm

Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centre will continue to provide free testing services today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/17/P2020101700835.htm
As ‪at 10pm on Oct 17, a total of 14,824 specimens collected under the temporary community testing arrangement had been tested. If any specimen tested shows a positive COVID-19 result, the specimen will be referred to the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the Department of Health (DH) for a confirmatory test. Confirmed cases will be followed up and announced by the Centre for Health Protection of the DH.

FEHD and Police continue inspections at catering premises and take stringent enforcement actions on anti-epidemic measure breaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/17/P2020101700640.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16.htm

All press releases Oct 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 17

Topline
– 7 new cases (1 local + 6 imported)
– Temporary testing centres collect 14,824 specimens so far
– France and Russia added as high-risk places for inbound visitors

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600656.htm
– 7 new cases (1 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,221 (5,220 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,951 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (1); 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5221 cases of COVID-19, including 5220 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4951 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 137 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600663.htm

Specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation to be gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600615.htm
In view of the developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation worldwide and in Hong Kong, the Government gazetted on October 16 the latest specifications to include France and Russia as specified places under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599) starting from October 26 to more effectively combat the epidemic.

Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centre continues to provide free testing service to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600955.htm
As ‪at 8pm on October 16, specimens had been collected from a total of 14,824 persons at Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests. The Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centre will continue to provide service to members of the public on Oct 17.

FEHD encourages bar and pub practitioners to undergo virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600800.htm
The FEHD will continue to arrange its testing agency, Prenetics Limited, to deliver specimen bottles at bar areas and mobile vans will be parked near the bar areas for three consecutive nights starting from Oct 16 to encourage practitioners in bars and pubs and their patrons to undergo the voluntary testing.

FEHD launches voluntary declaration scheme on air changes in licensed catering premises
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600753.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (October 16) launched a voluntary declaration scheme on air changes in catering premises and set up an online platform for licensed catering premises to declare the information of air changes per hour of the ventilation system and/or air purification devices installed in their catering premises to enable the public’s identification of catering premises which have met the recommendations made by public health expert advisers.

Pharmacy and its director convicted of possessing surgical masks with false manufacturing dates
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600438.htm
A pharmacy and its director were convicted on October 16 at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts for possessing surgical masks to which a false trade description had been applied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO), and were each fined $20,000. Over 67,000 surgical masks involved in the case with false manufacturing dates were also confiscated.

Labour Department appeals to employers on flexible arrangement for employees taking statutory holiday of Chung Yeung Festival to reduce risk of infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16/P2020101600258.htm

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/16.htm

All press releases Oct 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 16

Topline
– 12 new cases (4 local + 8 imported)
– Temporary testing centres collect 11,865 specimens so far
– HK – Singapore air travel bubble to be established
– Airport Authority extends relief package to year end

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500592.htm
–  12 new cases (4 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 5,214 (5,213 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,943 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (4); 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5214 cases of COVID-19, including 5213 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4943 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 166 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500606.htm

Temporary testing centres continue to provide free testing services to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500920.htm
As ‪at 8pm on October 15, specimens had been collected from a total of 11,865 persons at Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests.

Hong Kong and Singapore reach in-principle agreement to establish bilateral Air Travel Bubble
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500440.htm
The key features of the ATB are as follows: (a) there are no restrictions on travel purpose; (b) travellers under the ATB will be subject to mutually recognised COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction tests and would need to have negative test results; (c) travellers under the ATB will not be subject to any quarantine or Stay-Home Notice requirements, or a controlled itinerary; (d) travellers under the ATB will be required to travel on dedicated flights, i.e. these flights will only serve ATB travellers and no transit passengers or non-ATB travellers will be allowed on board; and (e) the ATB can be scaled by adjusting the number of dedicated flights upwards or downwards, or even suspended, in line with the latest developments and COVID-19 situation in the two cities.

SCED speaks on “travel bubbles”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500688.htm
I think it is an important milestone that we have reached an agreement with the Singapore side to proceed on this framework. The remaining work is to finalise all the details with a view to allowing people to travel through this bubble arrangement as soon as possible. I mentioned in the press release that we hope to use the coming few weeks to put in place all these requirements which involve certain legislative amendments, arrangements with airports and airlines, and also mutual recognition of testing protocol, etc. We hope that all these could be done within the coming few weeks. If we are able to finish it earlier, then, of course, travelling can be resumed much earlier.

HKTB chairman welcomes HK-Sing Air Travel Bubble  
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/10-Travel-Bubble-with-SG-statement-E.pdf
Singapore is one of the major source markets of Hong Kong’s tourism industry, in 2019, visitor arrivals from the market recorded more than 450,000. “The HKSAR Government’s announcement matches well with the HKTB’s launch of a standardised hygiene protocol for tourism-related sectors with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, which was launched last week. The protocol prepares the tourism-related sectors to welcome visitors back while bolstering visitors’ confidence in travelling to Hong Kong,” said HKTB chairman Dr Y K Pang

Airport Authority Extends Relief Package to Year End to Support Airport Community
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1477
The continuing relief measures include full waiver of parking charge for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices; fees waiver for terminal licencees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; and concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling. The full waiver on fees in relation to aircraft maintenance charges and fixed charges for inflight catering services will continue until the end of December.
The rental relief for retail and catering tenants will also continue.

Applications for subsidy scheme for promotion of contactless payment in public markets open
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15/P2020101500497.htm
The use of contactless payment is desirable from the public hygiene perspective and conducive to reducing the virus transmission risk in markets. A one-off subsidy will be provided to tenants of FEHD market stalls (including cooked food stalls) at a flat rate of $5,000 per stall for use to meet the initial set-up costs as well as service and other fees in relation to the provision of at least one contactless payment means.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/15.htm

All press releases Oct 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 15

Topline
– CHP follows up on orchestra case
– Temporary testing centres open until Friday; so far 8,676 specimens collected    

Note:
As T8 was still in force past 7pm on October 13, the specimen collection service of the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch (PHLSB) under the CHP was suspended and the PHLSB could only maintain limited service. Hence, no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded from the specimens handled yesterday. As of 0.00am, October 14, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong maintains at 5,202 in Hong Kong (comprising 5,201 confirmed cases and one probable case).

Total remains 5,202 (5,201 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,932 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 0 (0)*; 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5)

* T8, testing labs closed

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,202 cases of COVID-19, including 5,201 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4932 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 137 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101400564.htm

CHP follows up on preliminary positive case of COVID-19 involving Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra musician
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101400516.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) continued its investigations into a preliminary positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which involves a Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) musician. As a precautionary measure, audience members who attended the HK Phil’s concerts on October 9 and 10 are advised to pay attention to their health conditions and undergo virus testing. The case involves a 35-year-old man who is a wind instrument musician of the HK Phil. He developed a fever on October 11 and sought medical treatment at North Lantau Hospital and Union Hospital respectively on October 12. His respiratory specimen tested preliminarily positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The patient had taken part in the HK Phil’s performances at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC), during the evenings of October 9 and 10.

Temporary testing centres continue to provide free testing services to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101400915.htm
As ‪at 8pm on October 14, specimens had been collected from 8,676 persons at Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests. The temporary testing centres will continue to provide service to members of the public until Friday, October 16, tentatively.

LCSD provides new round of ex-gratia payment to personnel affected by cancellation of programmes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101200717.htm
The ex-gratia payment will be offered to those directly engaged by the LCSD, or sports coaches and staff hired by National Sports Associations (NSAs) or sports organisations (SOs) to conduct subvented programmes under the Sports Subvention Scheme, or sports coaches from NSAs or SOs who were engaged by the LCSD through the Direct Purchase Authority Management System to provide services. The ex-gratia payment is equivalent to two-thirds of their original remuneration for the cancelled programmes scheduled to commence or to be held from July 15 to September 30.

Housing Authority to pass on enhanced rates concession for third and fourth quarters 2020/21 for non-domestic occupations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101400437.htm
Based on the latest data provided by the Rating and Valuation Department and subject to a ceiling of $5,000 per quarter for each rateable non-domestic property, the total amount of enhanced rates concession for the HA’s non-domestic properties (excluding carparks) for the third and fourth quarters of 2020/21 is estimated at around $38.9 million, which will be passed on to tenants/licensees on a ‘no loss no gain’ principle.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14.htm

All press releases Oct 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 14

Topline
– 8 new cases (4 local + 4 imported)
– Social distancing measures extended until Oct 22
* Limits on restaurant patrons remain
* Mask wearing in public remains compulsory
* Group gatherings of 4 people only

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13/P2020101300572.htm
– 8 new cases (4 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 5,202 (5,201 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,931 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (4); 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13/P2020101300664.htm

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13/P2020101300690.htm

Operation period of temporary testing centres extended to this Friday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13/P2020101300893.htm
The four temporary testing centres set up by the Government in Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong were closed on October 13 due to the issuance of the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8. After reviewing the usage of the temporary testing centres and public’s demand for the testing service, the Government has decided to extend the operation period of the four temporary testing centres to October 16. The centres will continue to be open from 8am to 1.30pm and ‪2.30pm to 8pm every day.

FEHD and catering businesses join hands to strengthen anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/14/P2020101400065.htm
In order to help catering business operators and practitioners understand the anti-epidemic measures in food premises clearly, the FEHD has uploaded related training materials on anti-epidemic measures onto the FEHD’s website (www.fehd.gov.hk/english/licensing/advice_COVID19_FoodPremises.pdf),  for hygiene managers and hygiene supervisors of licensed restaurants to familiarise themselves with the measures and strictly implement them in the catering premises.

Auditoria Building and Concert Hall of Hong Kong Cultural Centre temporarily closed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13/P2020101300770.htm
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (October 13) announced that, as a musician who performed at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) was preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Auditoria Building and the Concert Hall of the HKCC will be temporarily closed from today onwards. The LCSD will arrange thorough cleansing and sterilisation at the venues according to guidelines provided by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). The Auditoria Building will reopen on October 16, while the Concert Hall on October 25.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/13.htm

All press releases Oct 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 13

Topline
– 11 new cases (5 local + 6 imported)
– Over 4,900 tested at temporary testing centres

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12/P2020101200692.htm
– 11 new cases (5 local + 6 imported)
– Total now 5,194 (5,193 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,921 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (5); 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5194 cases of COVID-19, including 5193 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4921 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 140 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12/P2020101200553.htm

Temporary testing centres provide free testing service to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12/P2020101200961.htm
As ‪at 8pm on October 12, specimens had been collected from a total of 4,938 persons at Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid tests.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces incident involving handling of specimens
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12/P2020101200618.htm

Housing Department continues to inspect its public premises for disease prevention measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12/P2020101200546.htm
According to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 559I), members of the public are required to wear masks at public areas for the sake of preventing and controlling the spread of the disease. Persons who violate the Regulation are subject to a fixed penalty of $2,000. To enforce this Regulation, staff of the Housing Department have issued 7 569 verbal warnings and two fixed penalty notices during 6 247 inspections conducted at its public premises, including gardens, sitting-out areas, wet markets and shopping centres.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/12.htm

All press releases Oct 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 12

Topline
– 7 new cases (4 local + 3 imported)
– Temporary testing centres in Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Yau Tsim Mong and Kowloon City  

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100366.htm
– 7 new cases (4 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 5,183 (5,182 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,919 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5183 cases of COVID-19, including 5182 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4919 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 131 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100514.htm

Temporary testing centres provide free testing service to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100833.
As ‪at 8pm on October 11, specimens had been collected from a total of 1,844 persons at Wan Chai and Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid test. Specimens from 619 persons were collected today at the Wan Chai Temporary Testing Centre located at Harbour Road Sports Centre while specimens from 707 persons were collected today at the Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centre located at Shek Lei Community Hall.

Government sets up temporary testing centres in Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100535.htm
Kowloon City Temporary Testing Centre and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centre will commence operation from Oct 12 and will be opened until October 14 tentatively. The two centres will be open from 8am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm every day. Expected daily testing capacity is 1 000 specimens for each centre. Wan Chai Temporary Testing Centre and Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centre commenced operation on Oct 10 and 11 respectively will continue to provide servicew until October 14 tentatively. The two centres will also be open from 8am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm every day. The Government will decide whether it is necessary to extend the operation period of the temporary testing centres after reviewing the usage of the temporary testing centres and public’s demand for the testing service.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11.htm

All press releases Oct 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 11

TOPLINE
– 7 new cases (4 local + 3 imported)
– Temporary testing centres in Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Yau Tsim Mong and Kowloon City

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100366.htm
– 7 new cases (4 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 5,183 (5,182 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,919 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (4); 6 (3); 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5183 cases of COVID-19, including 5182 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4919 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 131 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100514.htm

Temporary testing centres provide free testing service to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100833.
As ‪at 8pm on October 11, specimens had been collected from a total of 1,844 persons at Wan Chai and Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centres set up by the Government for COVID-19 nucleic acid test. Specimens from 619 persons were collected today at the Wan Chai Temporary Testing Centre located at Harbour Road Sports Centre while specimens from 707 persons were collected today at the Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centre located at Shek Lei Community Hall.

Government sets up temporary testing centres in Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11/P2020101100535.htm
Kowloon City Temporary Testing Centre and Yau Tsim Mong Temporary Testing Centre will commence operation from Oct 12 and will be opened until October 14 tentatively. The two centres will be open from 8am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm every day. Expected daily testing capacity is 1 000 specimens for each centre. Wan Chai Temporary Testing Centre and Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centre commenced operation on Oct 10 and 11 respectively will continue to provide servicew until October 14 tentatively. The two centres will also be open from 8am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm every day. The Government will decide whether it is necessary to extend the operation period of the temporary testing centres after reviewing the usage of the temporary testing centres and public’s demand for the testing service.

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/11.htm

All press releases Oct 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 10

Topline
– 8 new cases (7 local + 1 imported)
– Community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo completed
– Free testing centres set up in Lan Kwai Fong and TST bar areas
– Free testing centres set up in Wan Chai and Kwai Tsing this weekend
– Free testing for Thai community in Kowloon City
– Further financial support for catering establishments, cinemas, amusement centres

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900658.htm
– 8 new cases (7 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 5,170 (5,169 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,906 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (7); 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5170 cases of COVID-19, including 5169 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4906 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 131 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900550.htm

Successful completion of community treatment facility expansion at AsiaWorld-Expo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900533.htm
The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, expressed his gratitude to the Central Government, the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Shenzhen Municipal Government for implementing the project. Mr Wong said that relevant construction works commenced on September 19 and were swiftly completed within three weeks, providing an addition of nearly 1 000 beds in Halls 8 to 11 of AWE, with some equipped with negative pressure facilities. The Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, Dr Tony Ko, said that 900 beds of the CTF were installed at Halls 1 and 2 of AWE earlier. Coupled with the newly completed CTF in Halls 8 to 11, Hong Kong’s ability to cope with another potential wave of the epidemic in the future will be greatly enhanced, reducing the pressure on public hospitals.

HAD and Lok Sin Tong arrange one-off free COVID-19 testing service for Thai people in Kowloon City
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900881.htm
The Government is very concerned about the recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving Thai people. In view of a large number of Thai people living and working in Kowloon City District, the Home Affairs Department (HAD) and Lok Sin Tong will arrange voluntary free COVID-19 virus testing service on October 10 and October 11 for Thai people in Kowloon City.

FEHD encourages bar and pub personnel to undergo virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900920.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) announced that it arranged testing agency, Prenetics Limited, to deliver specimen bottles at bar areas and a mobile van will be parked near the bar areas for three consecutive nights starting from Oct 9 to encourage personnel in bars and pubs and their patrons to undergo voluntary testing. The testing agency delivered specimen bottles at the Lan Kwai Fong bar area on Friday night, and the mobile van was parked in the vicinity of Wyndham Street. Specimen bottles will be delivered at bar areas in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai on Saturday and Sunday night respectively.

Government sets up temporary testing centres in Wan Chai and Kwai Tsing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900972.htm
The Government will set up a temporary testing centre in each of the four districts, namely Wan Chai, Kwai Tsing, Kowloon City and Yau Tsim Mong in phases starting from October 10 to take specimens from members of the public who are willing to take the test voluntarily. In particular, the Wan Chai Temporary Testing Centre located at Harbour Road Sports Centre will commence operation from 10am on October 10 and the Kwai Tsing Temporary Testing Centre located at Shek Lei Community Hall will commence operation at 1pm on Sunday October 11.

FEHD provides further financial support for catering sector
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900704.htm
The new round of the subsidy scheme will provide subsidies ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 to eligible licence holders of general restaurants, light refreshment restaurants, marine restaurants and factory canteens in operation according to the floor area of the premises as specified on the licence, for support of their business operation. It is estimated that the scheme will benefit about 17 000 catering outlets.

Cinemas Subsidy Scheme under AEF 3.0 opens for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100800537.htm
The Scheme will provide a one-off subsidy of $50,000 per screen to each existing cinema licensed as a place of public entertainment with commercial operation in July 2020. The maximum subsidy for a cinema circuit is $1.5 million.

One-off grant to registered sports coaches under third round of Anti-epidemic Fund open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100800642.htm
The scheme will provide a one-off grant of $5,000 for each eligible registered sports coach.

Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900382.htm
The AGCs Subsidy Scheme provides a one-off subsidy of $50,000 to each of the eligible operators of AGCs licensed under the Amusement Game Centres Ordinance, eligible operators of e-sports venues duly exempted (or have applied for but not yet obtained exemption) from the same ordinance, and eligible operators of Internet computer services centres registered with the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department. The MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme provides a one-off subsidy of $50,000 to each eligible holder of an MJ/TK licence issued under the Gambling Ordinance.

Places of Amusement Licence Holders Subsidy Scheme under third round of Anti-epidemic Fund open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09/P2020100900394.htm
The Scheme provides a one-off subsidy of $50,000 to billiard establishments, public bowling alleys and public skating rinks operating with a licence issued under the Places of Amusement Regulation.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09.htm

All press releases Oct 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 9

Topline
– 18 new cases (14 local + 4 imported)
– Enhanced distribution hours for specimen collection packs
– HKTB launches standardised hygiene protocol for tourism sector
– Forex reserves of US$453.3b at end-Sept

CHP investigates 18 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800576.htm
– 18 new cases (14 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 5,162 (5,161 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,890 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 18 (14); 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health recorded a total of 5,162 cases of COVID-19, including 5,161 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4890 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 139 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800556.htm

General outpatient clinics enhance distribution hours of specimen collection packs
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800617.htm
To facilitate more members of the public to receive COVID-19 tests, specimen collection packs can now be obtained at the 46 GOPCs during day time service hours (9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) starting from October 9.

FEHD steps up inspections at food premises and takes stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800885.htm
During the operations in Tuen Mun District and Central and Western Districts, the FEHD inspected some 30 catering business premises. During the joint operation with the Police in Tuen Mun District, the FEHD issued fixed penalty tickets to 19 persons found seated at two tables inside a VIP room of the catering business premises for violating the requirement of no more than four seated together at one table. The FEHD also initiated the procedure on prosecuting that catering business premises in Tuen Mun District and six catering business premises in a large shopping complex in Admiralty for violating the directions in relation to catering business. These are mainly about violating the requirements on the distance between tables, wearing a mask at all times within the premises except when consuming food or drink and the number of persons at one table.

EDB to provide one-off relief grant to suppliers of catering services for schools and post-secondary education institutions and providers of interest classes and school bus services for schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800685.htm
One-off relief grants under the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will be provided to the suppliers and service providers concerned as their services and income were affected during periods of suspension of classes and cessation of on-campus activities. The additional expenditure is estimated to be $248.9 million.

HKTB jointly launches a standardised hygiene protocol with HKQAA for tourism-related sectors; 1,800+ businesses interested in following it to establish a safe, healthy tourism image for Hong Kong
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/10-Clean-Protocol-PressRelease-E.pdf
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that a standardised hygiene protocol will be launched in partnership with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA), providing unified guidelines on hygiene and anti-epidemic measures for tourism-related industries. The protocol is intended to help the public better understand the hygiene and anti-epidemic measures in place across tourism-related sectors and bolster visitors’ confidence in travelling to Hong Kong. More than 1,800 businesses and outlets have expressed interest in adopting the protocol in their business.

Hong Kong’s latest foreign currency reserve assets figures released
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/08/P2020100800454.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on October 8 that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$453.3 billion as at the end of September 2020 (end-August 2020: US$449.9 billion) Including unsettled foreign exchange contracts, the foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong at the end of September 2020 amounted to US$456.2 billion (end-August 2020: US$449.8 billion). The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$453.3 billion represent over six times the currency in circulation or about 42 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/09.htm

All press releases Oct 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 8

Topline
– 11 new cases (9 local + 2 imported)
– 8th Hong Kong Games postponed

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/07/P2020100700616.htm
– 11 new cases (9 local + 2 imported)  
– Total now 5,144 (5,143 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,885 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (9); 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5144 cases of COVID-19, including 5143 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4885 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 126 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/07/P2020100700542.htm

8th Hong Kong Games postponed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/07/P2020100600370.htm
The 8th Hong Kong Games (HKG) has been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic situation. Athlete selection in the 18 districts, originally scheduled to start this year, will be held from April 2021 to January 2022 instead, while inter-district sports competitions will begin in March 2022.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/07.htm

All press releases Oct 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December 

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 7

Topline
– 8 new cases (5 local + 3 imported)
– Social distancing measures extended until Oct 15
* Group gatherings of four
* Mask wearing remains compulsory in public

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600648.htm
– 8 new cases (5 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 5,133 (5,132 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,875 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (5); 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,133 cases of COVID-19, including 5,132 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,875 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 125 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600493.htm

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600813.htm
* Group gatherings of four permitted until Oct 15
* Mask wearing remains compulsory in public until Oct 15

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600728.htm
“We are closely monitoring the situation and that is why we want to maintain by and large in the coming week our social distancing measures. Obviously, we are very careful about the current situation – we do not want the fourth wave to come unnecessarily early because we have not maintained the vigilance in terms of our social distancing measures. In the past weekend, because of the fatigue, people were coming out and relaxing a little bit, which is understandable and probably inevitable, but I would like to appeal to the public to maintain vigilance and also their own personal hygiene and social distancing, because the risk of further outbreak would be increased if there are more gatherings. I think this is an important point.” – SFH Prof. Sophia Chan

SFH attends WHO Western Pacific regional meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600621.htm
“We will continue to stay vigilant to cope with the next wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, which is expected to arrive this winter and will likely be more severe than the previous wave. We are actively reviewing our existing measures, consolidating experience gained, strengthening our current capacities and mapping out targeted and refined strategies in tackling the next wave of the epidemic. Control measures to prevent the spread of disease under the multi-pronged approach include stringent implementation of cross-boundary epidemic control measures; comprehensive enhancements to epidemic surveillance and testing; enhancements to manpower and efficiency in contact tracing; additional backup quarantine and isolation facilities, including building more community treatment facilities and a temporary isolation hospital; procurement and preparation for administration of vaccines and maintaining our social distancing measures. We are also providing funding to support medical and health research on COVID-19 and have implemented effective risk communication strategies such as daily press conferences, a dedicated website for information dissemination and other community engagement interventions.” – SFH Prof. Sophia Chan

SWD launches second round of Child Care Centre (CCC) Special Grant
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06/P2020100600539.htm
The amount of grant per CCC will be based on the size of its enrolment (i.e. number of children) as at October 5, 2020, and is set at a full-day rate at $2,000 and a half-day rate at $1,000 for each enrolled child per month or the approved monthly fee, whichever is less.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/06.htm

All press releases Oct 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Oct 6

Topline
– 11 new cases (4 local + 7 imported)

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/05/P2020100500753.htm
– 11 new cases (4 local + 7 imported)
– Total now 5,125 (5,124 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,864 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (4);  5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,125 cases of COVID-19, including 5,124 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4864 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 128 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/05/P2020100500626.htm

EDB to provide one-off relief grant to kindergartens and private schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/05/P2020100500850.htm
The grant ranging from $30,000 to $80,000 will be provided to each KG and private primary and secondary day school. The additional expenditure is estimated to be $67.5 million, benefitting some 1,000 KGs and about 180 private primary and secondary day schools.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/05.htm

All press releases Oct 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 5

Topline
– 5 new cases (2 local + 3 imported)

CHP investigates 5 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/04/P2020100400531.htm
– 5 new cases (2 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 5,114 (5,113 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,861 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 5 (2); 4 (1); 7 (3); 10 (1); 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,114 cases of COVID-19, including 5,113 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4861 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 120 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/04/P2020100400488.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/04.htm

All press releases Oct 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 4

Topline
– 4 new cases (1 local + 3 imported)

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed case of COVID-19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/03/P2020100300606.htm

– 4 new cases (1 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 5,109 (5,108 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,849 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 4 (1);  7 (3); 10 (1);  8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5109 cases of COVID-19, including 5108 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4849 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 127 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/03/P2020100300473.htm

FEHD continues to step up inspections at food premises relating to anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/03/P2020100300865.htm
During the operations in Sai Kung and Sham Shui Po districts on Oct 3, the FEHD inspected some 40 catering business premises and initiated legal proceedings of prosecution against the operators of seven premises. Apart from violating the requirements on the distance between tables, enforcement for violating other legislations on causing public obstruction is also included.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/03.htm

All press releases Oct 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 3

Topline
–  7 new cases (3 local + 4 imported)

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/02/P2020100200491.htm
– 7 new cases (3 local + 4 imported)  
– Total now 5,105 (5,104 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,843 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (3); 10 (1);  8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,105 cases of COVID-19, including 5104 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,843 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 129 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.  

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/02/P2020100200674.htm

FEHD reminds catering business operators and public to strictly comply with anti-epidemic regulations
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/02/P2020100200623.htm
The spokesman also appealed to the public to comply with the relevant restriction on group gatherings and cooperate to facilitate compliance with the relevant anti-epidemic measures when patronising restaurants. In the premises, members of the public must wear a mask except when eating or drinking, maintain social distancing at all times, and avoid sharing of tables as far as possible. In addition, they must not consume food or drink in areas adjacent to the premises.

Public may collect CuMask+™ at over 300 locations from October 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/02/P2020100200304.htm
Residents who have not obtained the CuMask+™ may collect them at post offices across the territory from October 5 to 31. Residents of public rental housing estates under the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) and rental estates under the Hong Kong Housing Society (HS) may also collect the CuMask+™ from their respective estate management offices.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/02.htm

All press releases Oct 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 2

Topline
–  10 new cases (1 local + 9 imported)

CHP investigates 10 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/01/P2020100100493.htm
– 10 new cases (1 local + 9 imported)  
– Total now 5,098 (5,097 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,837 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 10 (1);  8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5098 cases of COVID-19, including 5097 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4837 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 128 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.  

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/01/P2020100100474.htm

QEH announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/01/P2020100100664.htm 
A nurse of a general medical ward at QEH had onset of cough on September 28, and attended Accident and Emergency Department on September 30 due to fever. The hospital arranged a COVID-19 deep throat saliva test for him. The test result was preliminarily positive this morning (October 1). The patient is currently receiving isolation treatment at the hospital and is in stable condition.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Oct 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/01.htm

All press releases Oct 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202485e/es220202485201.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Oct 1

Topline
–  8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)
– Retail sales down 13.1% in August y-o-y
– Exchange Fund assets rise $4.6b to $4,160.7b (approx. US$533b) in Aug

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000650.htm
– 8 new cases (1 local + 7 imported)  
– Total now 5,080 (5,079 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 105 deaths
– 4,827 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (1); 4 (0); 10 (3); 6 (1); 1 (0); 2 (2); 7 (3); 3 (2); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,088 cases of COVID-19, including 5087 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,827 were discharged and 105 were fatal cases, and 128 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000746.htm

Transport Department to arrange free COVID-19 testing for taxi and public light bus drivers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000584.htm
The first round will be held from October 3 to October 16, and the second round will be held from October 27 to November 9. The TD will set up 14 temporary distribution/collection centres for the specimen collection kits in Hong Kong which will commence service gradually from October 3.

Measures to assist foreign domestic helpers and employers to cope with COVID-19 pandemic extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000609.htm
Covers extension of validity period of existing contracts; extension of limit of stay as visitors; deferral of home leave; and, contract renewal procedures

Three persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000833.htm

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020092900725.htm
Non-fee charging outdoor pitches/courts for team games such as soccer pitches, basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, netball courts, a roller hockey court and cricket grounds will reopen on October 2. The maximum number of players and referees to be allowed in each playing field/court during a match or competition or training should follow the rules and regulations of the respective sports.

Public reminded to observe regulations on prohibition of group gatherings at LCSD venues and not to burn wax, fly sky lanterns or litter during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020092800510.htm
Members of the public should not enter the closed leisure facilities such as public beaches and barbecue sites. The public are also not allowed to burn wax, fly sky lanterns or litter at the LCSD’s venues.

FEHD urges public to maintain anti-epidemic awareness and keep environment hygienic on festive occasion
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000493.htm
To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (September 30) urged members of the public to maintain awareness of epidemic prevention, keep the environment hygienic and not litter when celebrating National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for August 2020

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000372.htm
The value of total retail sales in August 2020, provisionally estimated at $25.6 billion, decreased by 13.1% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in July 2020 decreased by 23.1% compared with a year earlier. For the first eight months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 30.2% compared with the same period in 2019.

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30/P2020093000346.htm
Total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$4,160.7 billion (approx. US$533 billion) as at August 31, 2020, HK$4.6 billion higher than that at the end of July 2020. Hong Kong dollar assets increased by HK$6.3 billion while foreign currency assets decreased by HK$1.7 billion.
 
Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/30.htm

All press releases Oct 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 31 December

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 31 December

Sep 24

Topline
– 3 new cases (2 local + 1 imported)
– Social distancing measures extended until October 1
– Live performances allowed from Oct 1, subject to health protection measures

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300329.htm
–  3 new cases (2 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 5,050 (5,049 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 104 deaths
– 4,749 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (1); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,050 cases of COVID-19, including 5049 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,749 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases, and 170 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300513.htm

Princess Margaret Hospital  announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300626.htm
An 83-year-old female patient (case no: 2481) with chronic illness was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre due to fever on July 23, and later tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was subsequently transferred to PMH for treatment on July 24.

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300817.htm
– Social distancing measures extended until October 1
– Live performances to resume from October 1, subject to health protection measures

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300700.htm
More leisure venues will reopen from September 26. Some recreation and sports programmes will resume from October 19 (Monday). Meanwhile, all public libraries and museums will resume normal opening hours from September 29, and all performance venues will be opened for performances or activities with live audiences from October 1 (Thursday) onwards.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300648.htm
A 56-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 14 days by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on September 23 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap 599E) (the Regulation).

Sole proprietor of pharmacy convicted of supplying surgical masks with false trade descriptions
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300610.htm
A sole proprietor of a pharmacy was convicted and fined $2,000 on September 23 at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts for supplying surgical masks to which a false trade description had been applied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO). The pharmacy’s sole proprietor claimed at that time that the masks were manufactured in Guangzhou. After investigation, Customs confirmed that the manufacturing place of the masks was Hong Kong, which was different from what had been declared.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23.htm

All press releases Sept 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 23

Topline
– 8 new cases (3 local + 5 imported)
– Science Museum reopens with new exhibition on anti-virus innovations

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200396.htm
–  8 new cases (3 local +  5 imported)
– Total now 5,047 (5,046 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,729 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5047 cases of COVID-19, including 5046 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4729 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 187 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200630.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces COVID-19 case tests preliminarily positive
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200652.htm
A 4-year-old boy was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department and transferred to a paedatric isolation ward of TMH on September 21 due to respiratory infection symptoms. He was arranged to take a viral test for COVID-19 and the result was preliminary positive. He is in the paediatric isolation ward with stable condition.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200634.htm
A 42-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 12 days by the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts on September 22 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C).

“Fighting Viruses – Innovations to Safeguard Our Health” exhibition promotes local scientific achievements in combating epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200291.htm
The Hong Kong Science Museum will reopen on September 23 and launch a new special exhibition, “Fighting Viruses – Innovations to Safeguard Our Health”, to present a general introduction to coronaviruses, as well as the scientific principles of antiviral treatments and preventive vaccines. Through the display of the research and development (R&D) achievements in combating the epidemic led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the exhibition will also reveal how local R&D teams are making use of innovative technology to safeguard public health during the once-in-a-century pandemic.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22.htm

All press releases Sept 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 22

Topline 
– 6 new cases (2 local + 4 imported)
– One-off $10k allowance for low-income, new arrival families  
– CPI drops 0.4% in August y-o-y  
 
CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100658.htm
–  6 new cases (2 local +  4 imported)  
– Total now 5,039 (5,038 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,717 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,039 cases of COVID-19, including 5,038 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4717 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 191 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.
 
Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100547.htm

SED visits school on preparatory work for face-to-face class resumption
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100629.htm
All schools in Hong Kong will resume face-to-face classes in two stages, with Secondary and Primary One, Five and Six as well as Kindergarten Three starting on September 23 while those remaining will start on September 29. In addition to providing the “Health Protection Measures for Schools” guidelines, the EDB has, via its Regional Education Offices, maintained close contact with schools to provide advice and support as and when necessary with a view to helping them prepare for face-to-face class resumption. The EDB has also provided all primary and secondary schools in the public sector and schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme with spare masks for students in need.

Launch of CCF one-off allowance for new arrivals from low-income families
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100277.htm
The Community Care Fund (CCF) on September 21 announced the launch of the One-off Allowance for New Arrivals from Low-income Families Programme on September 27. The Programme aims to provide an allowance to eligible new arrivals to help them adapt in the community as soon as possible to better prepare themselves for permanent settlement in Hong Kong, and to relieve their financial pressure. Each eligible person can get a $10,000 allowance. The Programme is administered by the CCF Task Force under the Commission on Poverty. The CCF Secretariat is providing administrative support to the Programme. Announcing the details at a media briefing today, the Chairperson of the CCF Task Force, Dr Law Chi-kwong, said that the CCF has set aside around $2,131.04 million to implement the programme. It is estimated that about 203,000 persons will benefit.

Extension of rent concession period for Housing Authority’s non-domestic tenants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100185.htm
The extension of the rent concession implemented by the HA is in line with the latest helping measures announced by the Government on September 15 to further tide businesses and people over this difficult time amid the prolonged epidemic.

Consumer Price Indices for August 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100315.htm
According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices fell by 0.4% in August 2020 over the same month a year earlier. The decrease was smaller than the corresponding decrease (-2.3%) in July 2020, as effect of the Government’s payment of public housing rentals and waiver of two-thirds of rent for tenants of Group B estates by Hong Kong Housing Society in July dissipated in August.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21.htm

All press releases Sept 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 21

Topline
– 23 new cases (4 local)

CHP investigates 23 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20/P2020092000376.htm
– 23 new cases (4 local + 19 imported)
– Total now 5,033 (5,032 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,712 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5033 cases of COVID-19, including 5032 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4712 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 190 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20/P2020092000511.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20.htm

All press releases Sept 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 20

Topline 
– 13 new cases (4 local)

CHP investigates 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900615.htm
– 13 new cases (4 local +  9 imported)
– Total now 5,010 (5,009 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,708 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5010 cases of COVID-19, including 5009 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,708 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 171 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900581.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19.htm

All press releases Sept 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 19

Topline
– 3 new cases (2 local)
– Package of measures to cope with next wave
– Enhanced testing and capacity measures

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800291.htm
– 3 new cases (2 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 4,997 (4,996 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,696 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4997 cases of COVID-19, including 4996 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4696 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 170 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800510.htm

Government stays vigilant to cope with next wave of COVID-19 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800996.htm
* Stringent implementation of cross-boundary epidemic control measures
* Comprehensive enhancements to epidemic surveillance and testing
* Enhancements to manpower and efficiency in contact tracing
* Additional backup quarantine and isolation facilities
* Strengthened infection prevention and control measures for residential homes
* Strengthened infection prevention and control measures for catering businesses
* Procurement and preparation for administration of vaccines
* Ernest appeal: Fight the virus together and keep maintaining social distancing

Stepping up testing and continuation of targeted group testing scheme (TGTS)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900029.htm
* Enhancement of Virus Testing Capacity and Work
* Continuation of Targeted Group Testing
* Procurement Arrangement of Testing Services

FEHD reminds catering business operators to strictly comply with anti-epidemic regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800807.htm
To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, licensees and operators of the premises must strictly comply with the series of requirements and restrictions. Among these, the number of customers at any bar or pub must not exceed half of the normal seating capacity of the premises and no more than two persons may be seated together at one table; live performance and dancing must not be allowed in any catering business premises; a mask must be worn at all times within the premises, except when the person is consuming food or drink; and body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises and hand sanitisers must be provided.

Distribution of face masks and disinfectant hand sanitisers to recycling and refuse collection trade practitioners by EPD
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800466.htm
To cope with current challenges, the EPD distributed a total of 240,000 face masks and 4,800 bottles of disinfectant hand sanitisers to eight relevant trade associations, reminding the frontline practitioners to maintain good hygiene practices and to fight the epidemic together.

Adequate public transport services for resumption of face-to-face classes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800329.htm
Franchised bus companies will, from September 23, resume 51 bus routes and departures serving school areas. The bus companies will also strengthen those bus routes serving school areas. The MTR Corporation Limted will also enhance rail (including heavy rail and Light Rail) services, and resume the services of all MTR bus routes operating in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long from September 23 to cater for the passenger demand.

Secretary for Home Affairs attends orchestra rehearsal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800535.htm
From September 14, major facilities of the LCSD’s performance venues such as concert halls, theatres, auditoriums, cultural activities halls and arenas have been opened for hirers’ rehearsal use and performances or activities without live audiences. Moreover, having regard to the development of the epidemic situation, the LCSD’s performance venues are expected to be opened for performances or activities with live audiences from October 1 onwards, with special seating arrangements. The number of audience members will be limited to half of the original capacity.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18.htm

All press releases Sept 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 18

Topline
– 9 new cases (6 local)
– Unemployment (Jun – Aug) steady at 6.1%

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700608.htm
– 9 new cases (6 local +  3 imported)
– Total now 4,994 (4,993 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 102 deaths
– 4,682 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4994 cases of COVID-19, including 4993 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4682 were discharged and 102 were fatal cases and 182 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700540.htm

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for June – August 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700499.htm
According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for June – August 2020) released on September 17 by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.1% in June – August 2020, the same as that in May – July 2020. The underemployment rate increased from 3.5% in May – July 2020 to 3.8% in June – August 2020. Comparing June – August 2020 with May – July 2020, movements in the unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) in different industry sectors varied, but were generally small in magnitude. As to the underemployment rate, increases were concentrated in the food and beverage service activities sector; transportation sector; insurance sector; and education sector. Total employment increased by around 3,400 from 3,637,000 in May – July 2020 to 3,640,400 in June – August 2020. Over the same period, the labour force also increased by around 9,300 from 3,879,500 to 3,888,800.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17.htm

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 17

Topline
– 9 new cases (5 local)
– Updates on LCSD services and venue openings

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600387.htm
– 9 new cases (5 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 4,985 (4,984 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 102 deaths
– 4,663 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4985 cases of COVID-19, including 4984 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4663 were discharged and 102 were fatal cases and 192 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600494.htm

More clinics to distribute specimen collection packs for convenience of public with mild discomfort
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600349.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) said the points for distributing the specimen collection packs will be increased in phases. Starting from Friday (Sept 18), the number of GOPCs distributing specimen collection packs will be increased from 22 to 31. The HA will further increase the number of clinics for distributing specimen collection packs, subject to smooth operations. Since July 27, HA GOPCs have distributed about 50,000 specimen collection packs. Among over 32,000 specimens tested by the laboratory, 64 were positive for COVID-19.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600498.htm
A 69-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for six days by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600335.htm
Some leisure venues and museums will be reopened in phases from September 18. Among the leisure venues, fee charging facilities for team games including soccer pitches, baseball courts, rugby pitches, cricket grounds, hockey grounds, indoor facilities such as basketball courts, volleyball courts, netball courts and handball courts will reopen on September 18. Some leisure facilities will continue to be closed until further notice. They are public beaches, non-fee charging outdoor team game pitches/courts such as soccer pitches, basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, netball courts, a roller hockey court, gateball courts and cricket grounds as well as barbecue sites, indoor children’s play rooms and Pui O Campsite.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16.htm

All press releases Sept 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 16

Topline
– 4 new cases
– Universal testing wrap-up: 45 infections discovered
– Social distancing measures further adjusted
* Dining hours extended to midnight
* Bars to re-open
* Theme parks, exhibitions centres to re-open
* Swimming pools to re-open
* Mask wearing in public extended until Sept 24
– HKTB to resume market promotions

CHP investigates 4 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500372.htm
– 4 new cases (4 imported)
– Total now 4,976 (4,975 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 101 deaths
– 4,646 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4976 cases of COVID-19, including 4975 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4646 were discharged and 101 were fatal cases and 201 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500531.htm

Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091500937.htm
Taking into account the latest assessment of public health risk, starting this Friday (September 18), the Government will further extend the hours when dine-in services are allowed at catering business premises to midnight, and re-open those catering premises and scheduled premises which have not been allowed to open under the last three phases owing to the higher infection risk involved, namely bars or pubs, bathhouses, all places of public entertainment (including theme parks and exhibition venues), party rooms, clubs or nightclubs, karaoke establishments and swimming pools. The Government will also relax the restrictions currently applicable to some scheduled premises, including those concerning wearing of mask and arrangement of groups in fitness centres and sports premises, in order to provide more opportunities for the general public to exercise to maintain physical and mental health so that they will be fit to continue to combat the epidemic.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500714.htm

Summary of results of the Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500931.htm
Since its launch on September 1, about 1,783,000 specimens were collected under UCTP for COVID-19 nucleic acid test, among which 46 tested preliminary positive and were referred to the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the Department of Health (DH) for confirmatory tests as well as subsequent follow-up and announcement. As at 3pm on September 15, DH had completed the confirmatory tests for 45 specimens including 32 new confirmed cases, five cases concurrently identified through tracing of close contacts and eight re-positive cases of recovered patients. As regards the remaining specimen, its quantity was insufficient in carrying out confirmatory test. The Centre for Health Protection had separately followed-up this case.

HKSAR Government expresses gratitude to Central Government and Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500847.htm
The 14-day Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) concluded successfully on September 14 with a total of about 1,783,000 persons participating in the COVID-19 testing. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on September 15 held a farewell ceremony for the Mainland nucleic acid test support team to express heartfelt gratitude to relevant central ministries, the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Fujian Provincial Government and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region People’s Government, as well as all members of the support team for their full support to Hong Kong.

ExCo thanks different sectors of society for supporting and joining Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500478.htm
The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) concluded on September 14 with about 1,780,000 persons being tested. The ExCo Non-official Members gladly noted that the UCTP was well received by the public and commended the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government for successfully launching this large-scale programme within a short time frame. Members were of the view that the UCTP was able to help identify asymptomatic patients, and thereby sever the virus transmission chain at the earliest possible juncture and curb the epidemic. The ExCo Non-official Members said that the smooth implementation of the UCTP was made possible thanks to the staunch support from different sectors of the community, including members of the public who spared the time to take the test as well as the healthcare personnel and working staff who assisted in specimen collection at testing centres.
 
Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500416.htm
“The second objective [of the universal testing programme] is to enable the Government and the community at large to have a better understanding of the infection situation in Hong Kong. When we first announced the scheme we were very worried that there could be a large number and this would affect our policy-making, for example in relaxation of social distancing measures. But now, with a relatively low rate, I think the rate is perhaps two cases per 100 000 situation. That provides a very good epidemiological picture of what is happening in Hong Kong.” – CE Carrie

Transcript of remarks of press conference on social distancing, economic relief
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500873.htm
“We all know that we are under this new normal situation, because before we have vaccine, the virus is going to be with us. On the one hand, we want to reduce the risk of infection in the community, but on the other hand, people would like to resume to their normal life, we also want to resume some economic activities, so there are all these calls in the community. During this stage of relaxation, we also emphasise that people should be vigilant while they are going out. I think I have also said earlier that we are not able to go back to the relaxation situation in June. The relaxation is gradual, systematic. We are continuing reviewing the entire situation.”- Secretary for Food and Health Prof. Sophia Chan.

Court business to resume normal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500591.htm
Court proceedings will fully resume as far as possible as from September 15, while proceedings involving a large number of court users will continue to be fixed to be heard at appropriate times and intervals for social distancing and crowd management purposes. New jury proceedings and death inquests involving juries will gradually resume normal as from late September.

HKTB Resumes Market Promotions; Seven Major MICE Events to Boost Confidence in Sector’s Recovery
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/09-coming-promotion-Aug-arrivals-E.pdf
HKTB Chairman Dr YK Pang said: “The HKTB is working diligently on the‘Open House Hong Kong’platform. It is anticipated that the Mainland, in particular the Greater Bay Area, and some short-haul markets will be open for travel relatively soon and the HKTB is planning promotions and tactical offers targeting these markets, which will be launched immediately once cross-boundary travel resumes.In the meantime, we will continue to maintain Hong Kong’s presence in source markets through a variety of promotions and mega events.”

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15.htm

All press releases Sept 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 14

Topline
–  19 new cases
–  1,719,000 registered for testing;  1,667,000 specimens tested so far
– HKPost explains delivery arrangements for re-usable mask
– Airport among first in APAC to receive global health accreditation

CHP investigates 19 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300559.htm
– 19 new cases (11 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 4,958 (4,957 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 deaths
– 4,630 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4958 cases of COVID-19, including 4957 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4630 were discharged and 100 were fatal cases and 200 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300505.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300650.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 13, about 53,000 persons had registered for testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,719,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 13,  about 1,667,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,361,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

SCS on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300449.htm
“This is a one-off universal community testing programme to help us understand the infection situation in the community and also to identify and isolate those infected, especially those asymptomatic cases, so as to help us end the current epidemic. In future, with the enhanced and increased testing capacity, I am sure that we will focus on target group testing or do rapid and large-scale testing when there are cluster outbreaks.” – SCS Patrick Nip

Delivery Arrangements for Second Round of CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091200502.htm
​Hongkong Post said the delivery of CuMask+™ will commence on September 14. The main registrant will receive an SMS message, which comes with a tracking number, before delivery of the mailed item. Hongkong Post will deliver the mask(s) to the address provided by the main registrant within three working of  the SMS being sent. If the registered address has an independent letter box of sufficient size, the postman will insert the mail item into the letter box. Otherwise, the postman will deliver it to the door… Hongkong Post will not ask the addressee to collect the item from any location other than post office. If an item is not collected within 14 working days, it will be returned to the Government.

HKIA Among First in the Region to be Accredited by Global Health Programme Aimed to Build Passenger Confidence in Air Travel
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1475
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), recognising the airport’s high standard in upholding health and safety in its operations. HKIA is among the first few Asia Pacific airports to be accredited by the programme. The AHA programme was established to support airports around the globe to introduce new hygiene measures against global standards in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reveals how an airport’s health measures are aligned with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12.htm

All press releases Sept 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 13

Topline
–  13 new cases
– 1,666,000 registered for testing; 1,616,000 specimens tested so far

CHP investigates 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200657.htm
– 13 new cases (9 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 4,939 (4,938 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 deaths
– 4,613 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4939 cases of COVID-19, including 4938 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4613 were discharged and 100 were fatal cases and 198 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200593.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200764.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 12,  about 43,000 persons registered for specimen collection under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,666,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 12, about 1,616,000 specimens had been tested while about about 1,345,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online bookings opened.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200466.htm
A 67-year-old male patient (case number: 4300) with chronic illness, was admitted to CMC on August 11 due to fever and pneumonia, and was later tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200794.htm

CS visits temporary inflatable laboratories
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200650.htm
Mr Cheung conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the laboratories’ staff members for their concerted effort and dedication in enabling members of the public to obtain their testing results as soon as possible after their specimens have been taken.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12.htm

All press releases Sept 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 12

Topline
– 12 new cases
– 1,623,000 registered for testing; 1,448,000 specimens tested so far
– Government to distribute a second re-usable mask to residents

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100593.htm
– 12 new cases (3 local + 9 imported)  
– Total now 4,926 (4,925 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,598 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4926 cases of COVID-19, including 4925 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4597 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 202 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100535.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100853.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 11, about 96,000 persons registered for testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,623,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 11, about 1,448,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,327,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online bookings opened.

Transport Department staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100777.htm
The clerical staff member concerned works at the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre. She last performed duties on September 9 and was subsequently notified of the preliminary positive result early on September 11. The CHP has contacted staff members working at the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre and the TD on the work arrangements of the staff member concerned, and identified four clerical staff members working at the same office as close contacts and they are required to undergo quarantine for observation.

All persons in custody test negative for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100836.htm
The Correctional Services Department (CSD) arranged for persons in custody to take COVID-19 testing this week and was notified on September 11 that all specimens tested negative. In view of a person transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) for detention and a person in custody in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre tested positive for COVID-19 on September 5, the CSD, in accordance with the advice of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), arranged for about 7,000 persons in custody to take COVID-19 testing since September 7.

FEHD steps up inspections at food premises and takes stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100869.htm

Government to distribute second CuMask+™ to residents for free
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100764.htm
The Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) announced on September 11 that the Government will distribute a second adult-sized CuMask+™ to eligible citizens for free starting next Monday (September 14). For Hong Kong residents who registered online for the CuMask+™ between May 6 and  June 6 this year, the Government will deliver a second mask to them if they have given consent during registration to the Government for using their registration data for distribution of other masks, and have had the first mask delivered to them by Hongkong Post.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11.htm

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 11

Topline
– 12 new cases
– 1,527,000 registered for testing; 1,344,000 specimens taken so far
– Government services to resume normal operation from September 15
– Hong Kong ranked world’s freest economy by Fraser Institute

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000588.htm
– 12 new cases (5 local + 7 imported)  
– Total now 4,914 (4,913 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,582 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (7);  6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4914 cases of COVID-19, including 4913 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4582 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 205 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000568.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000772.htm
From 8am to 8pm on Sept 10, about 104,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,527,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 10, about 1,344,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,305,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

SCMA inspects community testing centre at City Hall
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000661.htm

FEHD reminds food business operators and food handlers to continue adopting anti-epidemic precautionary measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000731.htm
The FEHD reminded licensees and operators of food premises to strictly comply with the series of requirements and restrictions, including the number of customers at any catering premises must not exceed half of the normal seating capacity of the premises; tables available for use or being used by customers within any catering premises must be arranged in a way to ensure there is a distance of at least 1.5 metres or partition(s) which could serve as an effective buffer between one table and another table at the premises; dine-in services must be ceased from 10pm to 4.59am of the subsequent day; a mask must be worn at all times within the premises except when the person is consuming food or drink; body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises and hand sanitisers must be provided, etc.

Government to resume normal public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000494.htm
Government departments will fully resume normal public services from September 15 subject to the implementation of targeted measures to reduce social contact and the application of infection control measures.

Hong Kong once again ranked as world’s freest economy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000829.htm
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on  September 10) welcomed  the Fraser Institute once again ranking Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2020 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong was ranked top in “Freedom to Trade Internationally” and “Regulation”. “This is an unambiguous recognition of Hong Kong’s long-standing and steadfast commitment to building a free economy with a level playing field,” a Government spokesman said.

Quarterly business receipts indices for service industries for second quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000328.htm
Comparing the second quarter of 2020 with the second quarter of 2019, double-digit decreases were recorded in business receipts of the accommodation services (-71.0%), administrative and support services (-35.5%), retail (-31.4%), transportation (-28.6%), food services (-25.9%), information and communications (-13.9%) and wholesale (-11.9%) industries. On the other hand, the courier industry recorded an increase of 30.2% in business receipts during the same period.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10.htm

All press releases Sept 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 10

Topline
– 6 new cases
– 1,423,00 registered for testing; 1,268,000 specimens taken so far
– Testing programme extended until September 14

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900568.htm
– 6 new cases (5 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 4,902 (4,901 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,557 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4902 cases of COVID-19, including 4901 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4557 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 218 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900533.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900689.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 9, about 113,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,423,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 9, about 1,268,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,273,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online booking system opened.

Universal Community Testing Programme extended for three days to September 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900639.htm
The Government has decided to extend the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) for three days to September 14 after reviewing the data and experiences from the operation of the community testing centres as well as the public’s demand for the testing service. The whole UCTP will run for 14 days. Starting from September 10, members of public can make online appointments for testing in the new time slots of the three days from September 12 to 14. After reviewing the use of the 122 community testing centres, the Government will continue to operate 57 community testing centres across all 18 districts to provide the testing service to members of the public from September 12 to 14. The remaining centres will cease operation after September 11.

Transcript of remarks by SFH and SCS
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900604.htm
“If everybody in the community would like to end this third wave (of outbreak) more quickly, it is important for us to know the transmission chains and to contain them, and also know the symptomatic cases. We want to appeal to everyone to make use of this opportunity to come forward to take the test, and also to help and make a contribution to this very important public health intervention.” – SFH Sophia Chan

CE visits temporary air-inflated laboratories
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900815.htm
“Members of the public who took part in the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) were very satisfied with the programme arrangements. Besides the healthcare personnel and staff members of the community testing centres, testing personnel of the laboratories, in particular members of the Mainland nucleic acid test support team, and personnel responsible for logistics are heroes behind the scenes. Their dedicated work day and night are essential to enable members of the public to obtain their testing results as soon as possible after their specimens have been taken. On behalf of Hong Kong citizens, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to them.” –  CE Carrie Lam

SCED attends webinar to share insights on global trade after COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900612.htm
SCED Edward Yau talked about the unprecedented challenges posed to free and unimpeded trade in the last couple of years aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of protectionist measures and the failure of the multilateral trading system. He stressed that trade should not be blamed for the problems of globalisation. Free trade instead is the solution as is its impetus to bring back the economic momentum, citing the speed and scale of vaccine developments premised on the global market. He called for the removal of trade barriers and greater collaboration to fight against the pandemic, the common enemy of all.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09.htm

All press releases Sept 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 9

Topline
– 11 new cases
– 1,197,000 registered online for testing; 1,197,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700633.htm
– 11 new cases (10 local +1 imported)
– Total now 4,890 (4,889 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 deaths
– 4,524 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4890 cases of COVID-19, including 4889 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4524 were discharged and 98 were fatal cases and 240 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700594.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700796.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 7, about 170,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,197,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 7, about 856,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested while about 1,197,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700310.htm
A 96-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4726) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on August 24 due to cough and fever.

CE visits community testing centres at Kowloon City Sports Centre and To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700831.htm
Mrs Lam pointed out that the Government last week decided to extend the UCTP to September 11, and said that it is reviewing the operation of various community testing centres and the public’s demand for the testing service to decide whether to further extend the programme. She appealed to members of the public to seize the opportunity to take part in the programme to help the Government identify asymptomatic patients in the community early, thereby enabling the resumption of people’s daily lives and economic activities in safe circumstances.

CS visits multiple community testing centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700766.htm
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited community testing centres at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Java Road Sports Centre in North Point and Wong Chuk Hang Sports Centre on September 7 to inspect the operation of the centres and give encouragement to the healthcare personnel and staff members there. …  “Over the past week, I have paid visits to various community testing centres. I am most grateful for the full support of different sectors, including serving and retired civil servant colleagues as well as the healthcare personnel. Their efforts have contributed to the smooth operation of the Programme since its commencement,” he said.

SFH inspects community testing centre at Lockhart Road Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700570.htm
“I appreciate healthcare personnel and students of medical-related subjects at tertiary institutions for their participation in the UCTP and their help with specimen collection for members of the public at 141 testing centres across Hong Kong. They are demonstrating in full their professionalism, fighting COVID-19 together with the Government and making contributions to public health.” – SFH Professor Sophia Chan

Second tranche of Wage subsidy to green minibus and local ferry operators in respect of hiring each eligible employee aged 65 or above under Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700541.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07.htm

All press releases Sept 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 8

Topline
– 11 new cases
– 1,197,000 registered online for testing; 1,197,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700633.htm
– 11 new cases (10 local +1 imported)
– Total now 4,890 (4,889 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 deaths
– 4,524 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4890 cases of COVID-19, including 4889 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4524 were discharged and 98 were fatal cases and 240 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700594.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700796.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 7, about 170,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,197,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 7, about 856,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested while about 1,197,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700310.htm
A 96-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4726) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on August 24 due to cough and fever.

CE visits community testing centres at Kowloon City Sports Centre and To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700831.htm
Mrs Lam pointed out that the Government last week decided to extend the UCTP to September 11, and said that it is reviewing the operation of various community testing centres and the public’s demand for the testing service to decide whether to further extend the programme. She appealed to members of the public to seize the opportunity to take part in the programme to help the Government identify asymptomatic patients in the community early, thereby enabling the resumption of people’s daily lives and economic activities in safe circumstances.

CS visits multiple community testing centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700766.htm
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited community testing centres at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Java Road Sports Centre in North Point and Wong Chuk Hang Sports Centre on September 7 to inspect the operation of the centres and give encouragement to the healthcare personnel and staff members there. …  “Over the past week, I have paid visits to various community testing centres. I am most grateful for the full support of different sectors, including serving and retired civil servant colleagues as well as the healthcare personnel. Their efforts have contributed to the smooth operation of the Programme since its commencement,” he said.

SFH inspects community testing centre at Lockhart Road Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700570.htm
“I appreciate healthcare personnel and students of medical-related subjects at tertiary institutions for their participation in the UCTP and their help with specimen collection for members of the public at 141 testing centres across Hong Kong. They are demonstrating in full their professionalism, fighting COVID-19 together with the Government and making contributions to public health.” – SFH Professor Sophia Chan

Second tranche of Wage subsidy to green minibus and local ferry operators in respect of hiring each eligible employee aged 65 or above under Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700541.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07.htm

All press releases Sept 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 7

Topline  
– 21 new cases
– 1,132,000 registered online for testing; 1,027,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates additional 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500807.htm
– 21 new cases (15 local + 6 imported)  
– Total now 4,879 (4,878 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 96 deaths
– 4,4511 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4879 cases of COVID-19, including 4878 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4511 were discharged and 95 were fatal cases and 245 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600514.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600725.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 6, about 180,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,027,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm of September 6, about 675,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,132,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Kwong Wah Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600379.htm
A 69-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no. 2792) passed away on September 5. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to KWH on July 27 after being tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600709.htm
A 69-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 4729) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the TMH on August 24 due to shortness of breath and cough.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600758.htm
An 82-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 3308) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on July 31 due to cough and fever.

SCS on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600355.htm
We want as many as possible Hong Kong citizens to come forward to receive the test, and that would be helpful. But we would not set a target on the programme because I don’t think it’s realistic for us to do so. But no matter what, the programme would enable us to have some sort of reference value to understand the infection situation in the community and the number of asymptomatic cases in the community.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace


https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06.htm

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 6

Topline 
– 7 new cases
– 1,058,000 registered for testing; 847,000 tested so far

CHP investigates additional 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500807.htm
– 7 new cases (7 local )
– Total now 4,858 (4,857 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,493 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4858 cases of COVID-19, including 4857 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4493 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 243 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500588.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500843.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 5, about 191,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 847,000 persons have registered for testing since the UCTP started on Septtember 1. As at 8pm on September 5, about 439,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,058,000 persons had made appointments since bookings started on August 29.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces a case of deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500779.htm
A 33-year-old male patient with diabetes and mental retardation admitted to PYNEH on August 26 due to pneumonia, fever and cough.

Person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500543.htm

A person transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre for detention tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600085.htm
A 22-year-old male Thai transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) for detention tested positive for COVID-19. In view of the latest development of the COVID-19 epidemic, all persons newly admitted to the CIC will undergo COVID-19 testing. The detainee concerned was transferred to the CIC on September 4 upon completion of prison terms at Pik Uk Prison and pending repatriation. After undergoing the testing, he was confirmed tested positive for COVID-19 last night and was admitted to hospital immediately for treatments.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces a pregnant woman tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500841.htm

SHA visits special specimen collection centre in Islands District
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090400497.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05.htm

All press releases Sept 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 5

Topline 
– 12 new cases
– Community testing extended to Sept 11
– 953,000 registered for testing; 656,000 tested so far
– HK joins vaccine Global Access Facility

CHP investigates additional 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400794.htm
– 12 new cases (7 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 4,851 (4,850 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,456 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4851 cases of COVID-19, including 4850 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4456 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 273 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400540.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400834.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 4, a total of about 186,000 persons registered at community testing centres for COVID-19 testing. About 656,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 4, about 284,800 specimens had been tested, while about 953,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online booking system opened.

Universal Community Testing Programme extended for four days to September 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400633.htm
The Government has decided to extend the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP), which was launched on September 1, for four days to September 11 after reviewing the data and experience from the operation of the community testing centres as well as the public’s demand for the testing service… after reviewing the use of the 141 community testing centres, the Government has also decided to cease the operation of 19 community testing centres after September 7.

FS visits community testing centre at Hong Kong Science Park
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400734.htm
“I would like to make an appeal to people who have yet to register to actively participate in the Programme and sign up for the tests. If it is possible to break the hidden chains of infection in the community, people’s travelling, social, shopping and consumption activities can resume in a stable and long-term pattern. It could provide the most solid support to business sectors and the overall economy.” – FS Paul Chan

CE visits community testing centres at Wong Nai Chung Sports Centre and Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400891.htm
“The UCTP is identifying asymptomatic patients in the community for us, thereby cutting the virus transmission chains and helping Hong Kong get through the epidemic early. I appeal to members of the public to sign up to make appointments for testing immediately.” – CE Carrie Lam.

Government to join COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility      
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400833.htm
The Government has announced that it had submitted the expression of interest to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility), being part of Hong Kong’s two-pronged strategy for procurement of vaccines. The COVAX Facility, co-led by the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to foster research and development (R&D) as well as production of COVID-19 vaccines, to ensure fair and equitable distribution of vaccines to places around the world and to protect the most vulnerable populations. The aim is to have the vaccines delivered to the participating countries/economies by end-2021.

New schedule for providing free COVID-19 testing services for Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400343.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400714.htm
A 31-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for two weeks by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts on September 4 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation). The man was found to have given a false residential address for use as the place of quarantine to an authorised officer at the Hong Kong International Airport on July 10.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04.htm

All press releases Sept 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 4

Topline
– 8 new cases
– 884,000 registered for testing; 470,000 tested so far
– Total port cargo down 2.9% in first half of 2020 y-o-y

CHP investigates additional 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300581.htm
– 8 new cases (7 local + 1 imported)  
– Total now 4,839 (4,838 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,431 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4839 cases of COVID-19, including 4838 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4431 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 286 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300609.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300809.htm
About 192,000 persons registered at the community testing centres for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 470,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm of September 3, about 138,100 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 884,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Government welcomes Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300710.htm
The third batch of 200-member support team came from Guangxi and Fujian. Together with the 10 members of the advance party and the leader of the support team (Guangdong), Mr Yu Dewen, who arrived in early-August, followed by the other 50 members, and more than 160 members led by the chief leader of the support team and Deputy Director of the Medical Administration Bureau of the National Health Commission (NHC), Mr Li Dachuan, nearly 420 members of the support team are currently in Hong Kong. The NHC will co-ordinate the deployment of more members to support Hong Kong subject to the actual need.

Tseung Kwan O Hospital announcement on loss of deep throat saliva specimens
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300891.htm
Upon notification of the incident, clinic staff immediately searched the vicinity and checked the CCTV record. The CCTV record revealed that the collection box was taken away by an old man around 1pm. Staff reported the incident to police. Clinic staff later tried to call an old man who left the clinic after taking the medicine from the clinic’s pharmacy at around the incident time. The man admitted he had taken away the collection box and abandoned the box at Hau Tak Estate car park. The police found the box at the car park around 7.45pm after clinic staff updated police. The police returned the box to the clinic.

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for second quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300244.htm
For the first half of 2020, total port cargo throughput decreased by 2.9% compared with the first half of 2019 to 124.6 million tonnes. Within this total, inward port cargo increased by 6.4% compared with the first half of 2019 to 86.7 million tonnes, while outward port cargo decreased by 19.1% compared with the first half of 2019 to 37.9 million tonnes.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03.htm

All press releases Sept 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 3

Topline
– 8 new cases
– 798,000 register for community testing;  278,000 tested after 2 days
– Social distancing measures eased further:
* Restaurants may remain open until 10pm
* Gyms, massage parlours to re-open
* Certain indoor sports facilities and more outdoor facilities to re-open

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200474.htm
– 8 new cases (8 local)  
– Total now 4,831 (4,830 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 93 deaths
– 4,401 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4831 cases of COVID-19, including 4830 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4401 were discharged and 93 were fatal cases and 309 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200612.htm

HA announces two COVID-19 patients passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200338.htm
A 66-year-old male patient admitted to Yan Chai Hospital (case no. 3635) on August 2 due to persistent fever and cough. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on the same day. A 79-year-old male patient (case no. 4148), with chronic diseases, admitted to United Christian Hospital on August 9 due to cough, sore throat and epigastric discomfort.

Hospital Authority enhances communication on handling of corpses
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200799.htm
If the [COVID-19] test results cannot be available within a short time, the hospital and FEHD will handle the dead bodies as “category 2”, as a precautionary arrangement. According to the guidelines, ‘category 2’ bodies must be labelled with yellow tags. When handling the body, staff must wear appropriate protective equipment, including gloves, water-resistant gown and surgical masks. Goggles or face shields are needed for eye protection if there may be splashes. The HA will continue to maintain close liaison with the FEHD regarding the handling of dead bodies to ensure staff safety.

Statistics of Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200798.htm
A total of about 152,000 persons registered at the community testing centres around the territory for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) on September 2. A total of about 278,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 2, some 49,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested. As at 8pm on September 2, a total of about 798,000 persons had made appointments since online bookings opened on August 29.

Waste at community testing centres is not clinical waste
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200876.htm
According to the views of the experts of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health, from the risk management perspective, waste at the community testing centres is not clinical waste, it is no different from household waste.

CS visits community testing centre at Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200687.htm
After reviewing the first day operation of the UCTP, the Government decided to increase the test quota for the public to make appointments. I appeal to members of the public to actively participate in the UCTP and sign up for the tests to protect oneself and others.

Government continues to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200757.htm
– Catering establishments can remain open until 10pm
– Fitness rooms, massage parlours to re-open
– Certain indoor sports facilities and more outdoor facilities to re-open
– Masks remain mandatory in public until Sept 10 (except Country Parls)

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Food and Health at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200694.htm
We have chosen to open some of the schedule premises. Those premises that we have opened are largely sport premises. Because we know that actually many people would like to do some exercises and some sports in the midst of the epidemic which have lasted for about eight months, people are tired and fatigued. So doing some exercises can also bring about physical as well as mental health. We felt that this is something that would have some priorities.

Hong Kong Customs investigates suspected case of supplying surgical masks with false trade descriptions to GLD
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200599.htm
A supplier involved in the case and the director of a logistics company were arrested for contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO). According to the information provided by the GLD, the 32 million masks involved in the case are being kept in the GLD’s stock and have not been allocated to any government departments for use. Customs will maintain close ties with the GLD to seize the masks involved for further investigation.

GLD’s response on procurement of masks with suspected false indication of origin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200502.htm
The Government Logistics Department (GLD) has referred a case involving a batch of masks with suspected false indication of origin to the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department for follow-up, and would make its best efforts to assist the enforcement department in its investigation.

Over $6b in subsidies approved under Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme and Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200592.htm
The Secretariat of the Fund (the Secretariat) has completed vetting all of the approximately 93,000 RSSS applications and reviewed some 12,500 appeal cases. The RSSS has been concluded, with about $5.5 billion of subsidies approved for nearly 69,000 eligible retailers.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01.htm

All press releases Sept 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 2

Topline
–  12 new cases
–  674,000 register for community testing; 126,000 tested on first day
– Retail sales in July down 23.1% y-o-y; down 32.1% for first seven months

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100585.htm
– 12 new cases (9 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 4,823 (4,822 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 90 deaths
– 4,380 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4823 cases of COVID-19, including 4822 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4380 were discharged and 90 were fatal cases and 325 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update and  and TMH deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100583.htm
A 66-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 2989) passed away at Tuen Mun Hospital on Sept 1. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 28 due to a sore throat, fever and cough.

First day operation of community testing centres runs smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100915.htm
The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) was launched on September 1, with all the 141 community testing centres operating smoothly. A total of about 126,000 people attended and registered at the centres for specimen taking… As at 8pm Sept 1, over 674,000 people had made online appointments since the online booking system commenced operation on August 29.

Special arrangements for Universal Community Testing Programme in Islands District
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100651.htm

CE visits community testing centre at Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100935.htm

Director of Health inspects and undergoes testing at community testing centre at Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100643.htm

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for the Civil Service on UCTP
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100864.htm
Actually, the turn up rate is pretty good today. It is more than 90 per cent, so people who made the booking actually turned up and received the testing.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100480.htm
We have stressed that this [UCTP] is a service made available to people of Hong Kong who want to have this [COVID-19] test. It is also a service to enable us to identify the remaining infected cases in community so that we could return to normal as soon as possible. The Government does not have a quantifiable target to start with, but my appeal has always been to encourage as many citizens to come forward for themselves, for their loved ones, their relatives and also their co-workers in various settings as we can because we have seen from statistics that about one-quarter of the confirmed cases were without symptoms.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for July 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100264.htm
The value of total retail sales in July 2020, provisionally estimated at $26.5 billion, decreased by 23.1% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in June 2020 decreased by 24.7% compared with a year earlier. For the first seven months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 32.1% compared with the same period in 2019.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01.htm

All press releases Sept 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 1

Topline
– 9 new cases
– Face-to-face classes to resume in two phases from 23 September
– 523,000 register for community testing programme  (www.communitytest.gov.hk)

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100688.htm
– 9 new cases (7 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 4,811 (4,810 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 89 deaths
– 4,342 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4811 cases of COVID-19, including 4810 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4342 were discharged and 89 were fatal cases and 352 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100490.htm

United Christian Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100374.htm
An 83-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case nubmer: 3626) passed away. The patient, with chronic illness, was admitted to UCH on August 2 due to fever, cough and sore throat.

Pok Oi Hospital announces a patient tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100748.htm

CS Matthew Cheung visits Community Testing Centre at City Hall
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100586.htm
I appeal to members of the public to actively participate in the UCTP. The more people that participate in the programme, the higher the chances of identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community and achieving the target of early isolation and early treatment. It will help break the invisible transmission chain in the community and contain the spread of the third wave of the epidemic so that social and economic activities can resume gradually and people’s daily lives can resume as normal.

Hospital Authority Supports Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100736.htm
A Hospital Authority (HA) spokesperson said the HA supports the Government’s Universal Community Testing Programme. The programme dovetails with the epidemic control policy of “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”. The programme will help identify and eliminate the invisible transmission link in the community.  By managing the epidemic, pressure of public hospitals can be alleviated and normal operation can be resumed as soon as possible.

Latest situation of online appointments for Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100817.htm
As at 6pm on August 31, about 553,000 people had registered for the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP), to be launched on September 1, since the online booking system commenced operation on August 29.

Regular voluntary COVID-19 testing arrangement for designated groups of front-line workers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100503.htm
The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) will provide regular COVID-19 tests for front-line workers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals (KTCTs) from September 1. Further to the discussion between the THB and the port operators, regular tests will be arranged for four designated groups of workers who need to work onboard cargo vessels or may have contacts with sea crews on the vessels, including stevedores, operational/yard supervisors, ship planners and security and safety officers. Around 1 200 workers are involved in these work groups. The testing is voluntary.

Secretary for Education’s remarks at media session on resumption of classes (English translation)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100596.htm
Taking into account the experience gained in the phased resumption of classes in May and June, and balancing the learning needs of students and risks in health protection, we have decided to resume face-to-face classes in two phases. The first phase starts on September 23 (Wednesday) – Secondary One, Five and Six and Primary One, Five and Six as well as Kindergarten Three can resume face-to-face classes. The second phase starts on September 29 (Tuesday) – the remaining classes, namely Secondary Two to Four and Primary Two to Four as well as Kindergarten One and Two, can also resume face-to-face classes.

SED transcript on class resumption and Liberal Studies “textbooks”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100773.htm
We are discussing with the CHP (Centre for Health Protection) on whether we could develop more guidelines for schools to follow. Based on the experience back in May, June and July, there are actually quite a number of scenarios, including teachers or students being confirmed cases or close contacts or their families being close contacts. These are the different scenarios that we are trying to sort out with the CHP and provide clearer guidelines for the schools to follow. But on individual confirmed cases, usually the CHP would need to do an assessment, including what is the scope of contact the student or teacher has encountered, I think, in the past few days. So there needs to be some assessment on a case-by-case basis anyway.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31.htm

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Coronavirus advice for travel

As the virus continues to have a global impact, the countries around the world have established travel advisories.

Home Quarantine for Inbound Travellers:  Frequently Asked Questions 

HK International Airport: Travel restrictions at Hong Kong International Airport

Swiss International Airlines: WeCare – so you and your travelers can fly worry-free options

International Air Transport Association: Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map

Hong Kong Tourism Board: HKTB Announces Visitor Arrivals for April (May 15)

Travel advisories and airline/cruise situation: Global Travel Restrictions (Nov25)

Useful information can be found under the following links

Please find below some links which we believe will be useful for you and your organization:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Together, We Fight The Virus!

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong: Current outbreaks and epidemics – New coronavirus

World Health Organization: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

HK Department of Health:  Countries/areas with reported cases of Coronavirus Disease-2019
(COVID-19)

 

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